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[skahr-bur-oh, -buhr-oh, -ber-uh] /ˈskɑrˌbɜr oʊ, -ˌbʌr oʊ, -bər ə/
a seaport in North Yorkshire, in NE England.
a city in SW Maine. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And what could be done—they could not drag Scarborough Bay for your body.

    In the Days of Drake J. S. Fletcher
  • The Baltic convoy was protected by the Serapis and the Scarborough.

    South American Fights and Fighters

    Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • One is a calm on the shore at Scarborough; the other the wreck of an Indiaman.

    Lectures on Landscape John Ruskin
  • I once said to Scarborough: "Politics is the science and art of fooling the people."

    The Plum Tree David Graham Phillips
  • Scarborough interrupted with an impatient motion of his head.

    The Plum Tree David Graham Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for Scarborough


a fishing port and resort in NE England, in North Yorkshire on the North Sea: developed as a spa after 1660; ruined 12th-century castle. Pop: 38 364 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for Scarborough

place in Yorkshire, earlier Scarðabork, etc., apparently a viking name, from Old Norse and meaning "fortified place of a man called Skarthi," identified in old chronicles as Thorgils Skarthi, literally "Thorgils Harelip," from Old Norse skartð "notch, hack (in the edge of a thing); mountain pass." It has been noted that a literal reading of the name as "gap-hill" suits the location. Scarborough warning "short notice or none" is from 1540s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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