Formerly Forfar. a historic county in E Scotland.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

Two and a Half Men may be doomed, but its half-man, Angus Jones, has found his savior.
Is Christopher Hudson Behind Angus Jones’s ‘Two and a Half Men’ Attack? Lizzie Crocker November 27, 2012

Dill, however, found her party lining up behind popular former governor Angus King, who won the three-way race as an Independent.
Estrogen Fest: Key Women in the Race for Congress Abigail Pesta November 6, 2012

Their specialty is “backgrounding” young calves, mostly Angus and Herefords.
An American Prairie Feast Sophie Menin July 16, 2010

Cumming and Tom grew up in rural Scotland, on the estate in Angus where his father was head forester.
Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father Tim Teeman October 13, 2014

An independent, Angus King, went on to win and to caucus with the Democrats.
Which Politicians Are in the Tea Party’s Crosshairs? David Freedlander March 16, 2013

Historical Examples

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.
The Shadow of a Crime Hall Caine

What do you think of that talk from a man named Angus McDonald?
Somewhere in Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson

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)

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.


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