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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 Lowland Scots.

Blackmail
A form of extortion carried out by the Border Reivers, borrowed into English with less violent connotations.
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.
cosy
firth
Derived from Old Icelandic fjǫrdic (see fjord)
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
golf
glengarry
(or Glengarry bonnet) a brimless Scottish cap with a crease running down the crown, often with ribbons at the back. Named after the town of the clan chief Alasdair Ranaldson MacDonell of Glengarry (1771-1828), who invented it.
gumption
Common sense or shrewdness.
haver
to babble or talk nonsense, or to dither. Scottish & North English dialect.
laddie
A boy.
lassie
A girl.
links
Sandy, rolling ground, from Old English hlinc (ridge).
pernickety
From pernicky.
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.
raid
rampage
scone
Probably from Dutch schoon.
tweed
cloth being woven in a twilled rather than a plain pattern. from tweel
wee
small, tiny, minute.
wraith

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Published - February 2009


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