old country
noun Usage: often capitalized O&C Date: 1782 an emigrant's country of origin; especially one in Europe — usually used with the

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  • old country — [n] native land fatherland, homeland, mother country, motherland, the old country*; concept 516 …   New thesaurus

  • old country — old country, adj. the original home country of an immigrant or a person s ancestors, esp. a European country. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • old country — ☆ old country n. the country from which an immigrant came: said esp. of a country in Europe …   English World dictionary

  • old country — noun the country of origin of an immigrant (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑fatherland, ↑homeland, ↑motherland, ↑mother country, ↑country of origin, ↑native land * * * noun the old country …   Useful english dictionary

  • old country — {n. phr.} Primarily Europe, but also any country other than the United States where one originally came from. * /Al s wife was born in Chicago but Al himself is from the old country, Ireland./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • old country — {n. phr.} Primarily Europe, but also any country other than the United States where one originally came from. * /Al s wife was born in Chicago but Al himself is from the old country, Ireland./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • old\ country — n. phr. Primarily Europe, but also any country other than the United States where one originally came from. Al s wife was born in Chicago but Al himself is from the old country, Ireland …   Словарь американских идиом

  • old country — old′ coun try n. the original home country of an immigrant or a person s ancestors, esp. a European country • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • old country — old homeland, place from which an immigrant originally comes; homeland, motherland …   English contemporary dictionary

  • old country — noun The country of origin of an immigrant or of a person of immigrant descent. Look at all the children! Saxon cried. Schools letting out. And nearly all are Portuguese, Billy, NOT Porchugeeze. Mercedes taught me the right way …   Wiktionary

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