kirkman

[ kurk-muh n; Scot. kirk-muh n ]
/ ˈkɜrk mən; Scot. ˈkɪrk mən /
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noun, plural kirk·men. Scot. and North England.

a member or follower of the Kirk.
a churchman.

Nearby words

  1. kirke,
  2. kirkenes,
  3. kirkland,
  4. kirkland lake,
  5. kirklees,
  6. kirkpatrick,
  7. kirksville,
  8. kirkuk,
  9. kirkwall,
  10. kirkwood

Origin of kirkman

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at kirk, -man

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British Dictionary definitions for kirkman

kirkman

/ (ˈkɜːkmən, ˈkɪrk-) /

noun plural -men Scot

a member or strong upholder of the Kirk
a churchman; clergyman
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