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Scot (hist.) one of a Gaelic-speaking people first known in Ireland, and later settled in north Britain (Scotland) OE.; native of Scotland XIV. OE. *Scot, only in pl. Scottas — late L. Scottus; ult. orig. unkn.
So Scotch XVI, Scots XIV (Scottis), reduced vars of Scottish (-ISH1) XIII (repl. OE. Scyttisċ). Scotchman XVI, Scotsman XIV (Scottis man).

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scot payment, contribution; scot and lot, taxes levied by a municipal corporation in proportionate shares upon its members. XIII. In ME. partly — ON. skot (- OE. scot SHOT), partly aphetic — OF. escot (mod. écot), of Gmc. orig.; in late use to some extent an antiquarian revival of the OE. form.
Hence scot-free exempt from the payment of scot, fine, etc.; exempt from injury or punishment. XVI.

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scot archaic term for a payment corresponding to a modern tax, rate, or other assessed contribution; the word comes (in late Old English) from Old Norse skot ‘a shot’, reinforced by Old French escot, of Germanic origin.

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Scot / skät/ • n. a native of Scotland or a person of Scottish descent. ∎  a member of a Gaelic people that migrated from Ireland to Scotland around the late 5th century.

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Scotallot, begot, Bernadotte, blot, bot, capot, clot, cocotte, cot, culotte, dot, forgot, garrotte (US garrote), gavotte, got, grot, hot, jot, knot, lot, Mayotte, motte, not, Ott, outshot, plot, pot, rot, sans-culotte, Scot, Scott, shallot, shot, slot, snot, sot, spot, squat, stot, swat, swot, tot, trot, twat, undershot, Wat, Watt, what, wot, yacht •robot • hotshot • peridot • microdot •Wyandot • polka dot • fylfot • mascot •Caldecott • carrycot • apricot •boycott • dovecote • sandlot • melilot •polyglot • Camelot • ocelot •monoglot • sub-plot • Lancelot •cachalot • counterplot • Wilmot •guillemot • motmot • bergamot

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