Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SCOTTY, adj. Scottish, bred in Scotland, rare and obs.; markedly or forthrightly Scottish in outlook or manner. Mry. 1751 Session Papers, Gordon v. Braco (25 June) 36:
A third [cow] of Scotch Breed, and called the Scotty Cow, was worth 3l.
Sc. 1892 Stevenson Letters (1924) IV. 151:
We are both Scots besides, and I suspect both rather Scotty Scots.

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