county
Pronunciation
  • (GA, RP) IPA: /ˈkaʊnti/
Noun

county

  1. (historical) The land ruled by a count or a countess.
  2. An administrative region of various countries, including Bhutan, Canada, China, Croatia, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and 48 of the 50 United States (excluding Alaska and Louisiana).
  3. A definitive geographic region, without direct administrative functions.
    traditional county
  4. (US, slang, uncountable) A jail operated by a county government.
    He can't come; he's up in the county for agg assault.
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county

  1. Characteristic of a ‘county family’; representative of the gentry or aristocracy of a county.
    • 1979, John Le Carré, Smiley's People, Folio Society 2010, p. 274:
      She was a tall girl and county, with Hilary's walk: she seemed to topple even when she sat.



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