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kirkman

[kurk-muh n; Scot. kirk-muh n]
noun, plural kirk·men. Scot. and North England.
  1. a member or follower of the Kirk.
  2. a churchman.
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Origin of kirkman

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

Historical Examples of kirkman

  • Mr. Kirkman's argument is in substance: Rate-making is a difficult subject.

    The Railroad Question

    William Larrabee

  • Mr. Kirkman thought all the world of Jim and could not run the shop without him.

    An Anarchist Woman

    Hutchins Hapgood

  • I am sure nobody else in the station could do so well, Mrs. Kirkman said.

    Madonna Mary

    Mrs. Oliphant

  • If only she does not put her trust in her own works, Mrs. Kirkman added.

    Madonna Mary

    Mrs. Oliphant

  • My dear Mary, we know nothing but what the Major has told us, said Mrs. Kirkman.

    Madonna Mary

    Mrs. Oliphant


British Dictionary definitions for kirkman

kirkman

noun plural -men Scot
  1. a member or strong upholder of the Kirk
  2. a churchman; clergyman
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