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[ab-er-deen for 1, 2; ab-er-deen for 3–6]
  1. Also called Ab·er·deen·shire [ab-er-deen-sheer, -sher] /ˌæb ərˈdin ʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in NE Scotland.
  2. a seaport in NE Scotland, on the North Sea: administrative center of the Grampian region.
  3. a city in NE South Dakota.
  4. a seaport in W Washington.
  5. a town in NE Maryland.
  6. a fishhook having an extended bend.
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Related formsAb·er·do·ni·an [ab-er-doh-nee-uh n] /ˌæb ərˈdoʊ ni ən/, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of aberdonian

  • One of my parishioners, an Aberdonian born, was on the lookout.

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • I was not surprised afterwards to learn that he was a pure Aberdonian.

  • Thus enabling the cautious Aberdonian to improve his mind by travel at a minimum of expense.

  • Another instance of the Aberdonian zeal for the punishment of witches appears on 6th January 1603.

  • He was a silent, precise man with a dour nature and a hard Aberdonian accent.

    The Valley of Fear

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

British Dictionary definitions for aberdonian


  1. a native or inhabitant of Aberdeen
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  1. of or relating to Aberdeen or its inhabitants
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  1. a city in NE Scotland, on the North Sea: centre for processing North Sea oil and gas; university (1494). Pop: 184 788 (2001)
  2. City of Aberdeen a council area in NE Scotland, established in 1996. Pop: 206 600 (2003 est). Area: 186 sq km (72 sq miles)
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  1. George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of. 1784–1860, British statesman. He was foreign secretary under Wellington (1828) and Peel (1841–46); became prime minister of a coalition ministry in 1852 but was compelled to resign after mismanagement of the Crimean War (1855)
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aberdonian in Culture



City in northeastern Scotland, on the North Sea.

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