old country


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 in1775–85

OTHER WORDS FROM old country

old-country, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for old country

old country

noun

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