Also called Aberdeenshire
[ab-er-deen-sheer, -sher] /ˌæb ərˈdin ʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA). a historic county in NE Scotland.
a seaport in NE Scotland, on the North Sea: administrative center of the Grampian region.
a city in NE South Dakota.
a seaport in W Washington.
a town in NE Maryland.
a fishhook having an extended bend.
Historical Examples

He was a silent, precise man with a dour nature and a hard aberdonian accent.
The Valley of Fear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I was not surprised afterwards to learn that he was a pure aberdonian.
South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6) Louis Creswicke

One of my parishioners, an aberdonian born, was on the lookout.
St. Cuthbert’s Robert E. Knowles

Thus enabling the cautious aberdonian to improve his mind by travel at a minimum of expense.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, June 3, 1914 Various

An aberdonian went to spend a few days in London with his son, who had done exceptionally well in the great metropolis.
Toaster’s Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers

Another instance of the aberdonian zeal for the punishment of witches appears on 6th January 1603.
The Mysteries of All Nations James Grant

“Nae end o’t till his life makes an end,” answered the aberdonian.
The Antiquary, Complete Sir Walter Scott

a native or inhabitant of Aberdeen
of or relating to Aberdeen or its inhabitants
a city in NE Scotland, on the North Sea: centre for processing North Sea oil and gas; university (1494). Pop: 184 788 (2001)
City of Aberdeen, a council area in NE Scotland, established in 1996. Pop: 206 600 (2003 est). Area: 186 sq km (72 sq miles)
George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of. 1784–1860, British statesman. He was foreign secretary under Wellington (1828) and Peel (1841–46); became prime minister of a coalition ministry in 1852 but was compelled to resign after mismanagement of the Crimean War (1855)
Aberdeen [(ab-uhr-deen)]

City in northeastern Scotland, on the North Sea.

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