Definition of Scots-Irish in English:

Scots-Irish

noun

  • 1Ulster Scots and their descendants considered collectively.

  • 2Celtic History. The Irish Scots considered collectively.

adjective

  • 1Of or belonging to the Ulster Scots; descended from the Ulster Scots but living elsewhere, especially in North America.

  • 2Celtic History. Of or relating to the Irish Scots. Compare earlier Scotch-Irish. Compare also "Scots". Now rare.

Origin

Late 16th century. From Scots + Irish. With sense A. 2 compare earlier Irish Scot and slightly earlier Scottish-Irish. With sense B. 2 compare slightly earlier Scotch-Irish.

Pronunciation

Scots-Irish

/skɒtsˈʌɪrɪʃ/