Angus

noun
An·​gus | \ ˈaŋ-gəs How to pronounce Angus (audio) \

Definition of Angus

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of a breed of usually black hornless beef cattle originating in Scotland

Angus

geographical name
An·​gus | \ ˈaŋ-gəs How to pronounce Angus (audio) \
variants: or earlier Forfar \ ˈfȯr-​fər How to pronounce Forfar (audio) \ or Forfarshire \ ˈfȯr-​fər-​ˌshir How to pronounce Forfarshire (audio) , -​shər \

Definition of Angus (Entry 2 of 2)

administrative area of eastern Scotland bordering the North Sea area 842 square miles (2181 square kilometers)

First Known Use of Angus

Noun

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Angus

Noun

Angus, county in Scotland

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“Angus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Angus. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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