Scotland
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈskɒt.lənd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈskɑt.lənd/
  • (Scotland, North England) IPA: /ˈskɔʔ.lənd/
Proper noun
  1. A country in northwest Europe to the north of England and forming part of the United Kingdom.
    • 2014, John Oliver, “Scottish Independence”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 1, episode 17, written by Tim Carvell; Josh Gondelman; Dan Gurewitch; Jeff Maurer; Ben Silva; Will Tracy; Jill Twiss; Seena Vali; Julie Weiner, HBO, Warner Bros. Television:
      Our main story this week is Scotland. Americans know it as the birthplace of Shrek, and, and that accent you think you can do but actually can’t.
    • 2014, John Oliver, “Scottish Independence”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 1, episode 17, written by Tim Carvell; Josh Gondelman; Dan Gurewitch; Jeff Maurer; Ben Silva; Will Tracy; Jill Twiss; Seena Vali; Julie Weiner, HBO, Warner Bros. Television:
      That’s right. Not even English flag poles can suddenly start treating Scotland with the respect it deserves. “Get this rag off me! Get it off! I can’t! Get this blue mess off me!”
  2. Surname referring to someone from Scotland.
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