• (humorous) Scottish.
  • Having a pattern like a tartan.


  • A kind of woven woollen cloth with a distinctive pattern of coloured stripes intersecting at right angles, associated with Scottish Highlanders, different clans having their own distinctive patterns.
  • Trade name of a synthetic resin, used for surfacing tracks etc.
  • An individual or a group wearing tartan; a Highlander or Scotsman in general.
  • The pattern associated with such material.
  • A type of one-masted vessel used in the Mediterranean.


  • (transitive) To clothe in tartan.

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