metropolitan county

noun

: any of the six conurbations in England that were established as administrative units in 1974

Note: The six metropolitan counties are Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands, South Yorkshire, and West Yorkshire. The metropolitan county councils were abolished in 1986.

Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metropolitan county was in 1971

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“Metropolitan county.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metropolitan%20county. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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