What does scotticism mean?

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Scotticism(noun)

    an idiom, or mode of expression, peculiar to Scotland or Scotchmen

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  1. Scotticism

    A Scotticism is a phrase or word which is characteristic of dialects of Scots. Scotticisms are generally divided into two types: covert Scotticisms, which generally go unnoticed as being particularly Scottish by those using them, and overt Scotticisms, usually used for stylistic effect, with those using them aware of their Scottish nature. An archetypal example of an overt Scotticism is "Och aye the noo", which translates as "Oh yes, just now". This phrase is often used in parody by non-Scots and although the phrases "Och aye" and "the noo" are in common use by Scots separately, they are rarely used together. Other phrases of this sort include: ⁕Hoots mon! ⁕It's a braw, bricht, moonlicht nicht ⁕Lang may yer lum reek! ⁕Help ma Boab! Many leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, particularly David Hume, strove to excise Scotticisms from their writing in an attempt to make their work more accessible to an English and wider European audience. In the following passage, Hume's contemporary James Boswell pondered upon the reasons why the Scots and the English were not always mutually intelligible.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scotticism

    skot′i-sizm, n. a Scotch idiom.—v.t. Scott′icise.—n. Scottificā′tion.—v.t. Scott′ify (coll.), to give Scotch character to.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scotticism in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scotticism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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