Scotsman vs Sawney - What's the difference?

scotsman | sawney |


As nouns the difference between scotsman and sawney

is that scotsman is a man from scotland; a scot while sawney is (archaic|derogatory) a scotsman.

As a proper noun sawney is

a diminutive of the male given name alexander, of scots origin.

scotsman

English

Noun

(Scotsmen)
  • A man from Scotland; a Scot.
  • Synonyms

    * (l) * (l)

    See also

    (pedia) * Scotswoman English nouns with irregular plurals

    sawney

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a fool, an idiot
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • foolish, stupid