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countrified

[kuhn-truh-fahyd]
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adjective
  1. rustic or rural in appearance, conduct, etc.: a countrified person; a countrified area amid the suburbs.
  2. not sophisticated or cosmopolitan; provincial.
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Origin of countrified

First recorded in 1645–55; countrify + -ed2
Related formscoun·tri·fied·ness, nounun·coun·tri·fied, adjective

countrify

[kuhn-truh-fahy]
verb (used with object), coun·tri·fied, coun·tri·fy·ing.
  1. to make countrified.
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Origin of countrify

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Examples from the Web for countrified

Historical Examples

  • Is not that like nobody on earth but sweet, slow, obstinate, countrified Aunt Ann?

    Against Odds

    Lawrence L. Lynch

  • There are five thousand people in this old, faded, countrified town.

    Afloat on the Ohio

    Reuben Gold Thwaites

  • Paris still bewildered him like some countrified boor on his first visit.

    Artists' Wives

    Alphonse Daudet

  • His speech and his ways were "countrified," and they remained so all the days of his life.

    Stories Of Georgia

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • Fanny did n't say "countrified," but she meant it, and Polly felt uncomfortable.

    An Old-fashioned Girl

    Louisa May Alcott


British Dictionary definitions for countrified

countrified

countryfied

adjective
  1. in the style, manners, etc, of the country; rural
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Word Origin and History for countrified

adj.

1650s, from country + past participle form of -fy.

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