the original home country of an immigrant or a person's ancestors, especially a European country.
- old-country, adjective
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How to use old country in a sentence
You might live in a rural area and bike down old country roads for fun, or you may live in the city and bike to work as a cheap, eco-friendly means of transportation.Best bike storage: Wall mounts, bike hooks, and more bike storage ideas | empire | July 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
In the old country, matchmakers would have said Nathan was “such a catch!”‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas | Nick Kotz | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They were rough about it, for no reason, just like they would have been in the old country.I Heard About the Latest Crazed Shooter While I Watched the World Cup with Guys He Almost Killed | Daniel Genis | July 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mohammed Assaf reminded folks of the old country in a different time when seniors were respected rather than discarded.
People are people, and people are prone to carry the grudges of the old country with them.Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Proof of Need for Caution on Immigration | Lloyd Green | April 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And so much the rest of the story reads more like a police blotter than a saga of good old country music.
So I made him come down with me to Englehart, that dear old country seat of my family in the Western shires which was now mine.Uncanny Tales | Various
It was clear that our mission was popular, and clear too that affection for the old country was warm and lively.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
The landlady, clad in a low-necked black dress with long sweeping train, was typical of many we saw in the old-country hotels.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
Somebody left Atterly a pile of money, and he is going back to the old country.Winston of the Prairie | Harold Bindloss
When I'm given long leave, I'm going to blow 'em out by taking the boy back to the old country.Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
British Dictionary definitions for old country
the country of origin of an immigrant or an immigrant's ancestors
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