- Gaelic, especially Scottish Gaelic.
- of or relating to Gaelic, especially Scottish Gaelic.
- another name for Irish Gaelic
- of or relating to the Irish Gaelic language
late 14c., early Scottish variant of Old English Irisc or Old Norse Irskr “Irish” (see Irish); applied by Lowland Scots to the Gaelic speech of the Highlanders (which originally is from Ireland); sense shifted 19c. from “Highlanders” to “Irish.”