kirktown

noun kirk·town \ˈkərkˌtau̇n\
variants: less commonly

kirkton

\-tən\

Definition of kirktown

  1. 1 :  the hamlet in the immediate neighborhood of the parish church in country parishes of Scotland

  2. 2 :  glebe 2a

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Origin and Etymology of kirktown

Middle English (Scots dialect) kirktoun, from kirke, kirk + toun town — more at town


First Known Use: before 12th century


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