[ wig-tuh n, -toun ]
/ ˈwɪg tən, -ˌtaʊn /


a historic county in SW Scotland.


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Also called Wig·town·shire [wig-tuh n-sheer, -sher, -toun-] /ˈwɪg tənˌʃɪər, -ʃər, -ˌtaʊn-/.
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/ (ˈwɪɡtənˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /


(until 1975) a county of SW Scotland, now part of Dumfries and Galloway
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