1. Also called Banff·shire [bamf-sheer, -sher] /ˈbæmf ʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in NE Scotland.
  2. a seaport in this district.
  3. a resort town in Banff National Park. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for banff

Historical Examples of banff

  • The return by the east coast was through the counties of Moray and Banff to Aberdeen.

    Robert Burns

    Principal Shairp.

  • Cyril,” she asked, “has Harry given you our address at Glacier and Banff?

  • That's my Lady Banff's—I gave her a bit of my mind the other evening.

    Young Blood

    E. W. Hornung

  • You must blame the Earl of Banff, not me; he kept me with him until after eight o'clock.

    Young Blood

    E. W. Hornung

  • I live in the suburbs of Banff now in Miss Joness old house.

    The Romance of His Life

    Mary Cholmondeley

British Dictionary definitions for banff


  1. a town in NE Scotland, in Aberdeenshire. Pop: 3991 (2001)
  2. a town in Canada, in SW Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains: surrounded by Banff National Park . Pop: 7135 (2001)
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