Or·​ca·​di·​an ȯr-ˈkā-dē-ən How to pronounce Orcadian (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of the Orkney Islands
Orcadian adjective

Word History


Latin Orcades Orkney Islands

First Known Use

1614, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Orcadian was in 1614

Dictionary Entries Near Orcadian

Cite this Entry

“Orcadian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orcadian. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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