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[ang-guh s] /ˈæŋ gəs/
Formerly Forfar. a historic county in E Scotland.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Never lose sight of Angus, and try to keep him safe and true.

    Out in the Forty-Five Emily Sarah Holt
  • Then Angus went and killed a little pig, and dressed it ready for cooking.

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood George MacDonald
  • Angus demanded irritably, for his hard luck was getting on his nerves.

    The Land of Strong Men Arthur M. Chisholm
  • Probably Angus entertained some of the antipathy to Scotchmen which was peculiar to his age.

  • What do you think of that talk from a man named Angus McDonald?

    Somewhere in Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for Angus


a council area of E Scotland on the North Sea: the historical county of Angus became part of Tayside region in 1975; reinstated as a unitary authority (excluding City of Dundee) in 1996. Administrative centre: Forfar. Pop: 107 520 (2003 est). Area: 2181 sq km (842 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Angus

masc. proper name, Scottish, related to Irish Aonghus, a compound that may be rendered in English as "one choice." Also the name of a county in Scotland, hence a breed of cattle (1842) associated with that region.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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