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countrified

[kuhn-truh-fahyd] /ˈkʌn trəˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
rustic or rural in appearance, conduct, etc.:
a countrified person; a countrified area amid the suburbs.
2.
not sophisticated or cosmopolitan; provincial.
Also, countryfied.
Origin of countrified
1645-1655
First recorded in 1645-55; countrify + -ed2
Related forms
countrifiedness, noun
uncountrified, adjective

countrify

[kuhn-truh-fahy] /ˈkʌn trəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), countrified, countrifying.
1.
to make countrified.
Origin
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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
  • She says it's just because we live down East here that we are so countrified.

    Quicksilver Sue

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • One of them was ungraceful, being fat and countrified, so all were laughing at her.

  • But I prefer to be alive and countrified than sophisticated in an ambulance and so I run.

  • I've got business experience, you know; while you're green, countrified, you know.

    Herbert Carter's Legacy Horatio Alger
  • Of all the places I had stayed at in Rgen this place was the most countrified and innocent.

British Dictionary definitions for countrified

countrified

/ˈkʌntrɪˌfaɪd/
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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