counthry (plural counthries)
- Eye dialect spelling of country.
1871, James Fenimore Cooper, Wyandotte:
- If ye've no relish for a fortification, in a time of war, ye've only to shoulther yer knapsack, and go out into the open counthry, where ye'll have all to yer own satisfaction.
1902, M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell), North, South and Over the Sea:
- One crone raised herself sufficiently to remark that it was a fine thing for the counthry, glory be to God! which patriotic sentiment won a smile from Sister Louise, but failed to awaken much enthusiasm in any one else.
1922, Gordon Casserly, The Jungle Girl:
- I wish St. Pathrick had made a trip to India and dhriven the sarpints out av the counthry the same as he did in Ireland."
1898, E. S. Ellis, Klondike Nuggets:
- Ye have raiched the goold counthry, which, being the same, I rispictfully asks ye all to jine mesilf in letting out a hurrah which will make the town trimble and the payple open their eyes so wide that they won't git them shet agin for a wake to come.
- Mimicking an Irish accent.