a region in S Scotland. 2460 sq. mi. (6371 sq. km).
a council area in SW Scotland: created in 1975 from the counties of Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, and Wigtown; became a unitary authority in 1996; chiefly agricultural. Administrative centre: Dumfries. Pop: 147 210 (2003 est). Area: 6439 sq km (2486 sq miles)
[duhm-frees] /dʌmˈfris/ noun 1. Also called Dumfriesshire [duhm-frees-sheer, -sher] /dʌmˈfrisˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA). a historic county in S Scotland. 2. a burgh of Dumfries and Galloway in S Scotland: burial place of Robert Burns. /dʌmˈfriːsˌʃɪə; -ʃə/ noun 1. (until 1975) a county in S Scotland, on the Solway Firth, now part of Dumfries and Galloway […]
[doo m-kuh] /ˈdʊm kə/ noun, plural dumky [doo m-kee] /ˈdʊm ki/ (Show IPA) 1. a Slavic folk song that alternates in character between sadness and gaiety. 2. an instrumental composition or movement imitative of such a folk song.
/ˈdʌməlˌhɛd/ noun 1. (Northern English, dialect) a stupid or slow-witted person
[duhm-ee] /ˈdʌm i/ noun, plural dummies. 1. a representation or copy of something, as for displaying to indicate appearance: a display of lipstick dummies made of colored plastic. 2. a representation of a human figure, as for displaying clothes in store windows. 3. Informal. a stupid person; dolt. 4. a person who has nothing to […]