Meaning of “the old country” in the English Dictionary

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"the old country" in British English

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the old countrynoun [ S ]

uk /ˈəʊld ˌkʌn.tri/ us /ˈoʊld ˌkʌn.tri/

the country that a person or a person's family originally came from:

Grandpa always talked about how it was different in the old country.

(Definition of “the old country” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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