List of English words of Scots origin is a list of English language words of Scots origin. See also " List of English words of Scottish Gaelic origin", which contains many words which were borrowed via Highland Scots.
Blackmail A form of extortion carried out by the
Border Reivers, borrowed into English with less violent connotations. blatant
caddie or caddy canny
Also Northern English. From English
can in older sense of "to know how."
clan Borrowed from Gaelic
clann (family, stock, off-spring).
convene Borrowed from French
convenir, from Latin convenire.
firth Derived from Old Icelandic fjǫrdic (see
glamour Meaning magic, enchantment, spell. From English
grammar and Scottish gramarye (occult learning or scholarship).
gloaming Middle English (Scots)
gloming, from Old English glomung "twilight", from OE glom
glengarry (or Glengarry bonnet) a brimless Scottish cap with a crease running down the crown, often with ribbons at the back. Named after the title of the clan chief
Alexander Ranaldson MacDonell of Glengarry (1771–1828), who invented it.
gumption Common sense or shrewdness.
haver or haiver to talk nonsense.
Scottish and North English dialect. [1 ]
laddie A boy.
lassie A girl.
links Sandy, rolling ground, from Old English
hlinc (ridge). pernickety
minging From Scots "mingin". revolting, stinking, putrid, rancid etc.
plaid From Gaelic
plaide or simply a development of ply, to fold, giving plied then plaid after the Scots pronunciation.
pony Borrowed from obsolete French
poulenet (little foal) from Latin pullāmen.
scone Probably from Dutch
tweed cloth being woven in a twilled rather than a plain pattern. from
wee small, tiny, minute.
References [ edit ]
^ Mairi Robinson, ed. (1985). Concise Scots Dictionary (1987 ed.). Aberdeen University Press. p. 260.
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