Home Counties

Home Counties
noun
the English counties surrounding London into which Greater London has expanded
Instance Hypernyms: ↑county
Member Meronyms: ↑Essex, ↑Hertfordshire, ↑Kent, ↑Surrey

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home counties plural noun
The counties over and into which London has extended, ie Middlesex, Essex, Kent, Surrey (and sometimes also Herts and Sussex)
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Main Entry:home

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Home Counties UK [ˌhəʊm ˈkaʊntiz] US [ˌhoʊm ˈkaʊntiz] adjective
Etymology
The Home Counties are the areas around London, which are seen as typical middle-class English suburbs (=areas where people live in fairly large houses on the edge of cities) .
used for describing attitudes or qualities that are thought to be typical of conservative middle-class English people

her Home Counties accent

Thesaurus: from the middle classessynonym

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the ˌHome ˈCounties [Home Counties] noun plural
the counties around London
 
Culture:
People living in the Home Counties are generally regarded as being relatively wealthy, especially by those living in other parts of the country

They enjoyed a comfortable Home Counties lifestyle.

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