Definition of John o’Groats noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


John o’Groats

BrE BrE//ˌdʒɒn əˈɡrəʊts//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒɑːn əˈɡroʊts//
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a village in Scotland that is further north than any other place on the island of Great Britain compare Land’s End Word Originsaid to be named after John de Groat and his two brothers, who came from Holland with a royal letter of protection and built a house on the site in the 16th cent.