One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Advocacy of or support for the interests of Scotland, often by seeking national independence (also with lower-case initial in the second element); specifically the political programme or ideals of the Scottish National Party.
Mid 19th century. From Scottish + nationalism. Compare slightly earlier Scottish nationalist.
Scottish nationalism/ˈskɒtɪʃ ˈnaʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪz(ə)m//ˈskɒtɪʃ ˈnaʃ(ə)nəlɪz(ə)m//ˈskɒtɪʃ ˈnaʃən(ə)lɪz(ə)m/
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