Meaning of countyism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkaʊntɪɪz(ə)m/


  • 1US A linguistic feature peculiar to a particular county.

    In later use only with preceding name specifying the county.

  • 2Especially with reference to Ireland and Irish-American communities: attachment or loyalty to one's own county, its institutions, interests, etc., especially as considered more important than those of the nation or state of which it is a part. Now chiefly historical.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Lady's Book. From county + -ism.