Definition of Aberdonian in English:

Aberdonian

adjective

  • Of Aberdeen.

    • ‘Milne gives a big Aberdonian laugh and says how much she loves confounding expectations.’
    • ‘Under the new regime, the stereotypically dour Aberdonian demeanour has been proved something of a fallacy.’
    • ‘The Aberdonian soprano is in fine voice with a programme of Purcell, Walton and Schumann.’
    • ‘Despite my fair skin and Aberdonian birth, I would far rather be too hot than too cold.’
    • ‘Aberdeen was found to have done less than the capital to help cyclists, making Aberdonian cyclists ‘feel less confident’.’
    • ‘Most Scots are familiar with the sight of Jim and Carole demonstrating the wonders of Aberdonian soil.’
    • ‘Thus, if you wish to confirm why integrity is the cornerstone of the racing game, just ask an Aberdonian greyhound enthusiast.’
    • ‘That determined modesty, backed by his love of Aberdonian parsimony, is a key personal trademark.’
    • ‘The Aberdonian diva, born on Christmas Day 1954, is perhaps Scotland's most successful female singer.’
    • ‘Originally from North Carolina, her Aberdonian father brought the family back to the north-east when she was seven.’
    • ‘Born to Aberdonian parents, her father's job in the oil industry took them to diverse locations.’
    • ‘The Aberdonian lawyer decided to set up her own range.’
    • ‘One of the most popular uses of the cards among teenage Aberdonian girls is getting a 10% discount at clothes shops.’
    • ‘So I got to stew over my feelings while serving the great Aberdonian public burgers and other assorted delicacies.’
    • ‘More pertinently, are we perhaps Glaswegian, Aberdonian or Orcadian first and Scottish second?’
    • ‘When he speaks English, he does so with a soft, Aberdonian lilt.’
    • ‘Not quite able to throw off a lifetime of Aberdonian conditioning and actually be selfish for once, she went for a facial.’
    • ‘But it must have been a humiliating about-face for the Aberdonian former chief executive.’
    • ‘While he often raged against the race, Byron was a Scot at heart and retained a strong Aberdonian accent throughout his life.’
    • ‘The late Aberdonian artist Ian Fleming had a long and illustrious career at Gray's School of Art.’

noun

  • A person from Aberdeen.

    • ‘I read another survey recently that said that Aberdonians were the sexiest people in the UK.’
    • ‘His family, like most Aberdonians, don't make a fuss of their wealth - hence the point about avoiding plush hotels.’
    • ‘This is a rich insult from Catalans whose reputation for being careful with money outdoes even our own dear Aberdonians.’
    • ‘‘It's not true that Aberdonians are tightfisted,’ he will remark.’
    • ‘My grandfather was an Aberdonian who was secretary of the Union shipping line.’
    • ‘‘As an adopted Aberdonian I feel I have to stand up for the reputation of the men of the northeast,’ he said.’
    • ‘In the 19th century, some Aberdonians declared their dialect to be a language in its own right.’
    • ‘Later in the year the battling Aberdonian aims to return to Manchester to defend her title there.’
    • ‘The Aberdonian somehow retained his composure to par the next nine holes before adding two birdies and a bogey.’
    • ‘The softly-spoken Aberdonian looks to the central belt as his ambitions to bring in new business kick in.’
    • ‘With plans for a new shopping development in the city centre, Aberdonians have a spring in their step and money in their pockets.’
    • ‘The Aberdonian remains intensely bitter about then Pittodrie manager Roy Aitken falsely raising his hopes of being listed as a substitute for the 2-victory over Dundee.’
    • ‘The undeserved reputation for stinginess which afflicts Aberdonians was not much in evidence at Rubislaw.’
    • ‘One of the greatest entrepreneurs in the country is a modest Aberdonian with a built-in distrust of business award ceremonies.’
    • ‘Reputedly the best place to meet Aberdonians, this basement wine bar attracts an older and more mixed crowd.’
    • ‘They won't forget that night in Sweden, when the Gods smiled down on 13,000 Aberdonians, and grown men cried in the rain.’
    • ‘There is a higher proportion of young people among the Aberdonians than in the greyer-haired central belt majority.’
    • ‘It has been a trying season so far for the Aberdonian, who has never recaptured the form that won him the 1999 Open Championship.’
    • ‘It is an acquired taste, but Aberdonians love them and eat them by the tens of thousand.’
    • ‘The village shop and café are open to the public and many of the food stuffs are popular with visiting Aberdonians.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin Aberdonia Aberdeen + -an.

Pronunciation:

Aberdonian

/ˌabəˈdəʊnɪən/