a town in N Wales, in Wrexham county borough: seat of the Roman Catholic bishopric of Wales (except the former Glamorganshire); formerly noted for coal-mining. Pop: 42 576 (2001)
a county borough in NE Wales, created in 1996 from part of Clwyd. Pop: 129 700 (2003 est). Area: 500 sq km (193 sq miles)

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Examples from the Web for wrexham

Historical Examples of wrexham

  • Ask me to do anything, but don't ask me to go away—to go back to Wrexham.

    Robert Orange

    John Oliver Hobbes

  • It was in his twenty-second year that he entered Wrexham Academy.

    Christmas Evans

    Paxton Hood

  • Leaving the woman I put on my best speed and in about half an hour reached Wrexham.

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow

  • I was much diverted with this Welsh derivation of Wrexham, which I did not attempt to controvert.

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow

  • He said that neither he nor the clergyman were natives of Wrexham.

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow