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 The 27-year-old country singer was previously slated to be the musical guest for Saturday's episode, hosted by comedian Bill Burr. Devan Coggan, EW.com, "Morgan Wallen dropped as Saturday Night Live musical guest due to COVID-19 protocols," 7 Oct. 2020 Just below her on the screen, Alfre Woodard, in a gray hairpiece of her own, threw shade and spun tales from the old country — Sicily. Melena Ryzik, New York Times, "Black Stars, Classic Sitcoms and a Serious Message: Vote," 6 Oct. 2020 The 37-year-old country superstar has been the voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football since September 2013. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood’s Latest Sunday Night Football Opener Is One of a Kind," 15 Sep. 2020 Cocita’s Valley View business essentially is a production facility being expanded into a tasting room that will transport you to the old country. Marc Bona, cleveland, "How an Italian village is being created in Valley View with winery’s expansion," 30 Sep. 2020 The 27-year-old country star opens up about putting out an album during a pandemic, prioritizing her mental health, and supporting other women. Health.com, "Kelsea Ballerini on How She Learned to Stop ‘Shaming’ Herself for Her Diet," 21 Sep. 2020 The 26-year-old country star received two pre-ACM awards — new female artist of the year and music event of the year — during a Zoom call with Urban in August. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, "Tenille Townes Says Keith Urban Surprising Her with Her Pre-ACM Awards Win Was 'So Surreal'," 16 Sep. 2020 The song, premiering exclusively with PEOPLE, serves as the title track on the 30-year-old country star's upcoming acoustic album. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, "Cassadee Pope Urges Fans to 'Push Through Whatever They're Facing' with New Song 'Rise and Shine'," 6 Aug. 2020 Fast forward to today—after a few teasers between then and now—and fans of the 53-year-old country singer finally get to hear the final song. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Tim McGraw's New Single "I Called Mama" is the Perfect Song for Mother's Day," 10 May 2020

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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 22 Oct. 2020.

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