old country

noun, often capitalized O&C

Definition of old country

: an emigrant's country of origin especially : one in Europe usually used with the

Examples of old country in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nivola also has strong ties to the old country: His paternal grandfather was Italian sculptor Costantino Nivola, whose work the actor affectionately promotes on Twitter. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 7 Oct. 2021 On Thursday, the 38-year-old country singer told fans that her son Isaiah Michael, 6½, played in his very first baseball game in a sweet Instagram post. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 10 Sep. 2021 The 28-year-old country star was quickly suspended by his record label, removed from streaming services’ playlists and banned from the nation’s two largest radio networks, a TV network and the Billboard Music Awards. Christie D’zurilla Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2021 So what drives the 80-year-old country legend to still record? Nancy Kruh, PEOPLE.com, 20 Aug. 2021 This week, the 18-year-old country crooner opens for superstar Josh Turner at the Kentucky State Fair. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 18 Aug. 2021 Just three songs for the 88-year-old country music and culture icon. Jordan Freiman, CBS News, 31 July 2021 Yola, the 38-year-old country-soul musician who leapt to national attention with a host of nominations at the 2020 Grammys, said one solution is an obvious one. Jeremy Gordon, New York Times, 25 July 2021 But in some ways, death metal and old country music scratch the same kind of itch, Wunderle said. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 16 July 2021

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First Known Use of old country

1751, in the meaning defined above

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“Old country.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20country. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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