low country

noun, often capitalized L&C

Definition of low country

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a low-lying country or region especially : the part of a southern state extending from the seacoast inland to the fall line

Low Country

geographical name
variants: or Lowcountry \ ˈlō-​ˌkən-​trē How to pronounce Low Country (audio) \

Definition of Low Country (Entry 2 of 2)

low-lying region along the Atlantic coasts of South Carolina and Georgia

Other Words from low country


low-country \ ˈlō-​ˌkən-​trē How to pronounce Low Country (audio) \ adjective, often capitalized L&C

Examples of low country in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The accusations against Murdaugh are part of a wild series of events that have captured the attention of the South Carolina low country, where the saga is taking place, as well as the rest of the nation. Greg Hanlon, PEOPLE.com, 28 Oct. 2021 Murdaugh's arrest follows an almost unbelievable series of events that has captured the attention of the South Carolina low country, where the saga is taking place — and the rest of the nation. Kc Baker, PEOPLE.com, 16 Sep. 2021 With so many people in the South Carolina low country and across the nation interested in the powerful family's continuing drama and wanting answers, SLED Chief Mark Keel stressed in the statement that the probe will take time. Kc Baker, PEOPLE.com, 14 Sep. 2021 Tidewater Grill, featuring casual low country cuisine, is another excellent option. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 25 July 2021 Tornadoes will be possible in Wednesday in north Florida, southeast Georgia and the low country of South Carolina. Leigh Morgan, al, 6 July 2021 They were dispatched to work on plantations to harvest tobacco or cotton, and in the low country lands to cultivate rice for wealthy white plantation owners, the very cash crops that help build the wealth of the state and, by extension, the nation. Syreeta Mcfadden, Rolling Stone, 1 July 2021 Backcountry South Carolina was rough and rustic, wholly unlike the coastal low country, where wealthy planters, overseeing an enslaved black population that already outnumbered white people 2-1, grew rice and long-staple cotton on vast estates. Charlotte Allen, Washington Examiner, 18 Feb. 2021 Caldwell graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, and shortly after his stint at the Ritz Carlton, opened Betta Gumbo, which serves Southern meals such as Cajun, soul food, and fare from low country. Jay Heflin, Washington Examiner, 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of low country


15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Low country.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20country. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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