in·​ver·​ness ˌin-vər-ˈnes How to pronounce inverness (audio)
: a loose belted coat having a cape with a close-fitting round collar

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Word History


Inverness, Scotland

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inverness was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Inverness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

In·​ver·​ness ˌin-vər-ˈnes How to pronounce Inverness (audio)
or Inverness-shire former county of northwestern Scotland
burgh in northwestern Scotland, formerly serving as the capital of the Highland region population 63,090

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