a river in SW Scotland, flowing NW from Ayr County to the Firth of Clyde. About 30 miles (48 km) long. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for doon

Contemporary Examples of doon

  • Local book festivals such as the Doon readings in Dehra Dun and the Kalaghoda festival in Mumbai are increasingly popular.

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    Celebrating Books at 7,600 Feet

    Namita Gokhale

    May 24, 2010

Historical Examples of doon

  • I'm layin doon no prenciple; I'm sayin only hoo it affecs me.

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • Our place is but sma', but ye'll no min' sitttin' doon wi' our ain sels.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald

  • It's the same wi' Wullie and the tykes—they're doon on him same as men are on me.

    Bob, Son of Battle

    Alfred Ollivant

  • They'll no hurt us noo we're up; it's when we're doon they'll flock like corbies to the carrion.

    Bob, Son of Battle

    Alfred Ollivant

  • One only of these is noteworthy—that most popular song, The Banks o' Doon.

    Robert Burns

    Principal Shairp.

British Dictionary definitions for doon



preposition, adverb, adjective

a Scot word for down 1
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