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countynoun [C]

uk   /ˈkaʊn.ti/  us   /-t̬i/ (written abbreviation Co.)
B2 a political division of the UK or Ireland, forming the largest unit of local government, or the largest political division of a state in the US: County Antrim A county usually consists of several towns and the rural areas that surround them. Rutland is the smallest county in England. Texas is divided into 254 counties.
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countyadjective

uk   /ˈkaʊn.ti/  us   /-t̬i/ UK usually disapproving
behaving in a way that is typical of rich people with a high social position who live in large houses in the countryside: She mixes with a very county set.
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