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noun
the original home country of an immigrant or a person's ancestors, especially a European country.
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Origin of old country

First recorded in 1775–85

OTHER WORDS FROM old country

old-country, adjective
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old country

noun
the country of origin of an immigrant or an immigrant's ancestors
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