Or·​ping·​ton ˈȯr-piŋ-tən How to pronounce Orpington (audio)
: any of an English breed of large deep-chested domestic chickens

Word History


Orpington, England

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Orpington was in 1887

Dictionary Entries Near Orpington

Cite this Entry

“Orpington.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orpington. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Or·​ping·​ton ˈȯr-piŋ-tən How to pronounce Orpington (audio)
former urban district of southeastern England in Kent and now part of the borough of Bromley
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