[ kil-mahr-nuhk ]

  1. Official name Kilmarnock and Loudon. an administrative district in the Strathclyde region, in SW Scotland.

  2. a city in this district, SW of Glasgow.

Words Nearby Kilmarnock Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Kilmarnock in a sentence

  • The Earl of Kilmarnock then joined in prayer with those around him, and afterwards he took some refreshment.

  • We hired a sloop to take us to Carter's creek, and thence we proceeded in a farm wagon to his home in the village of Kilmarnock.

    Reminiscences of a Rebel | Wayland Fuller Dunaway
  • Ushered in with what Lockhart calls, a "modest and manly preface," the Kilmarnock volume went forth to the world.

    Robert Burns | Principal Shairp.
  • Take a man's 'orse off the rail at Stewarton, and him booked to Kilmarnock, and ride him to a standstill!

    The Eustace Diamonds | Anthony Trollope
  • Perhaps you will condescend to remember what I had the honour of saying to you as we rode into Kilmarnock last Wednesday.

    The Eustace Diamonds | Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for Kilmarnock


/ (kɪlˈmɑːnək) /

  1. a town in SW Scotland, the administrative centre of East Ayrshire: associations with Robert Burns; engineering and textile industries; whisky blending. Pop: 43 588 (2001)

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