Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name of mostly Scottish usage.
  • proper n. A county in Scotland.
  • proper n. A black, hornless breed of beef cattle, originally from Scotland.
  • proper n. A nickname for the 0-8-8-0 train configuration.

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  • n. black hornless breed from Scotland
  • n. Celtic god of love and beauty; patron deity of young men and women

Etymologies

Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Aonghus or Aonghas, perhaps literally "one choice". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Angus is the author of a number of books, including A Brief History of the Smile.

    Fraud

  • The man called Angus emptied his coffee-cup and regarded her with mild and patient eyes.

    The Father Brown Omnibus

  • I'd had a friend called Angus when we were both about ten, and he had had very large stick-out ears.

    Second Wind

  • The ballad, therefore, that calls Angus 'Anguish' (11.1) and puts him on the side of the Scots, as well as Neville (17.1), and apparently confuses the two Douglases (14 and 21), is not more at variance with history than is to be expected, and in the present case is but little more vague than the historical records themselves.

    Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Third Series

  • When I came to think of it, I was very grateful to Flora for going away and calling Angus after her.

    Out in the Forty-Five Duncan Keith's Vow

  • The one was fair, with light hair and bright blue eyes; and because of this he was called Angus

    Shenac's Work at Home

  • (Yes, there is a movie called Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, and yes, I have seen it.)

    Gawker

  • Are there reams of old Polish men today called Angus and Cameron and Hamish?

    Top stories from Times Online

  • He was first known as Angus King [1] when he debuted in the St. Louis, Missouri area.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Mr. Hauke called the Angus (center) a great choice for riders who spend a lot of time in fresh snow but don't want to buy a longer, powder-specific deck. neversummer9. com.

    NYT > Home Page

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