[ mer-i-kuh ]
/ ˈmɛr ɪ kə /
contraction of America (often used humorously to suggest either a sarcastic or patriotic sentiment): Wage earners here in ’Merica are no better off. Can’t wait to get back to ’Merica!
Also 'Mur·i·ca, Mur·i·ca [mur-i-kuh] /ˈmɜr ɪ kə/.
Origin of 'Merica
First recorded in 1800–05; by loss of initial, unaccented syllable of America (in the sense “United States of America”)
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