[ ker-koo-bree ]
/ kərˈku bri /


a historic county in SW Scotland.

Also called Kirk·cud·bright·shire [ker-koo-bree-sheer, -sher] /kərˈku briˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kirkcudbrightshire

  • In Scotland this is generally a very rare butterfly, but has latterly been abundant in Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire.

    British Butterfiles|W. S. Coleman
  • A Kirkcudbrightshire tale represents a child as once left in charge of a tailor, who “commenced a discourse” with him.

    The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • It is locally common in Clydesdale, and has also been reported from Kirkcudbrightshire, and Perthshire.

  • He held his new position for eight years, and then his health required him to retire to his estate in Kirkcudbrightshire.

    Makers of Electricity|Brother Potamian

British Dictionary definitions for kirkcudbrightshire


/ (kɜːˈkuːbrɪˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /


a former county of SW Scotland, part of Dumfries and Galloway since 1975
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012