kirktown

noun

kirk·​town
ˈkərkˌtau̇n
variants or less commonly kirkton
-tən
1
: the hamlet in the immediate neighborhood of the parish church in country parishes of Scotland
2

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of kirktown was before the 12th century

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“Kirktown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kirktown. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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