Blankshire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

blank +‎ shire

Proper noun[edit]

Blankshire

  1. (chiefly dated) Used as an anonymous placeholder for the name of a British county.
    • 1878, John Byrne Leicester Warren, Salvia Richmond
      "Dooced good fishing in Blankshire," threw in Charlie Mayne.
    • 1999, Mark Fletcher, Managing communication in local government (page 84)
      That might, however, turn into, 'A senior officer today said that Blankshire District Council spends too much time and money in training'.