inverness

noun

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

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inverness. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Geographical Definition

Inverness

geographical name

In·​ver·​ness ˌin-vər-ˈnes How to pronounce Inverness (audio)
1
or Inverness-shire former county of northwestern Scotland
2
burgh in northwestern Scotland, formerly serving as the capital of the Highland region population 63,090

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