Yorkshire

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From Old English Eoforwīcscīr(Yorkshire); Eoforwīc(York) +‎ scīr(shire)

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Yorkshire

  1. England's largest county. Situated in the north-east England; divided into three ridings, (North, West and East, and The City Of York). Since 1974 for administration purposes local government has used different divisions.
  2. A British English dialect as spoken (and possibly written) in the county of Yorkshire.

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Yorkshire ‎(plural Yorkshires)

  1. (informal) Shorter name for Yorkshire pudding.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually countable only when referring to the miniature form baked in muffin-tins or similar.