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Specific countries in the dictionary

Albion

an old word meaning ‘England’ or ‘Britain’

Aotearoa

noun

the Maori name for New Zealand. It means ‘the land of the long white cloud’.

Bharat

noun

the Hindi name for India

Blighty

England. This word was used especially by soldiers during the First World War.

Britain

England, Scotland, and Wales

the Commonwealth

Australia or its government

Cymru

the name for ‘Wales’ in the Welsh language

down under

noun

Australia or New Zealand

the Emerald Isle

a name for Ireland

GB

abbreviation

Great Britain

GDR

abbreviation

German Democratic Republic: the name given to East Germany when it was separate from West Germany

Gr.

abbreviation

Greece

Gr.

abbreviation

Greek

Great Britain

the island that consists of England, Scotland, and Wales

Ind.

abbreviation

India

Ind.

abbreviation

Indian

the Lucky Country

Australia, seen as a rich happy country

NA

abbreviation

North America

NI

abbreviation

Northern Ireland

NZ

abbreviation

New Zealand

Oz

Australia

PR

abbreviation

Puerto Rico

the Principality

noun

another name for Wales

RSA

abbreviation

Republic of South Africa

SA

abbreviation

South Africa

the States

noun

the United States of America

Ulster

another name for Northern Ireland, used mainly by people who believe that Northern Ireland should remain part of the UK

the US

the United States

the USA

the United States of America

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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