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[not-ing-uh m-sheer, -sher or, U.S. often -ham-]
  1. a county in central England. 854 sq. mi. (2210 sq. km).
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Also Nottingham, Notts [nots] /nɒts/.
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Historical Examples

  • Notts had made enough runs for decency; it was time to get them out.

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    J. D. Beresford

  • Mr. Rothwell died at Mansfield, Notts, in 1627, aged sixty-four.

  • In the next place it appears from Thoroton's Notts, that the archbishop had no elder brother named Richard.

  • Mr. Mompesson was subsequently presented to the living of Eakring in Notts, where he died in 1708.

  • Again, Berneston Chapel, Notts, had been accustomed to have only three services a week.

British Dictionary definitions for notts


abbreviation for
  1. Nottinghamshire
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  1. an inland county of central England: generally low-lying, with part of the S Pennines and the remnant of Sherwood Forest in the east. Nottingham became an independent unitary authority in 1998. Administrative centre: Nottingham. Pop (excluding Nottingham): 755 400 (2003 est). Area (excluding Nottingham): 2086 sq km (805 sq miles)Abbreviation: Notts
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