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  1. a seaport in SW Scotland.
  2. Ayrshire(def 2).
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Examples from the Web for ayr

Historical Examples

  • He threw him ower the brig of Ayr into the water, and he was drowned.

    Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)

    Charles Lever

  • Burns will soon be read by lexicon, even in the shire of Ayr.

  • That did not satisfy Gordon, who thrashed his colonel with a stick in the streets of Ayr.

  • Send your son to Ayr: if he do weel here, he'll do weel there.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • Yet, from Burns's poem we would gather that this latter lived in Ayr.

    Robert Burns

    Principal Shairp.

British Dictionary definitions for ayr


  1. a port in SW Scotland, in South Ayrshire. Pop: 46 431 (2001)
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