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A place constantly stereotyped.
It's funny because i'm an Essex girl, born and bred in one of the 'worst' parts, yet i'm not a slag, not pregnant, don't wear burberry or any fake crap, can talk properly and i'm well educated.
Go figure. :)
Oh god, she's from Essex, must be a slag.
by NotASlag October 28, 2008
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Adj. Something that is expected to have a long lifespan by virtue of having existed for a long time, based on the lindy effect, named for the New York restaurant Lindy's, coined by Albert Goldman and popularized by Nassim Taleb.
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The richest county in the United Kingdom. Essex is NOT full of chavs or retards or whatever these idiots say above this definition.
People from Essex dislike chavs just as much as anybody else here does.

There are some complete idiots in esses but, isnt there idiots everywhere?
"Essex - the richest county in the UK"
by RealAlternative May 29, 2005
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1) much maligned county in south east england. canvey island, essex was one of the few places to submit a realistic bid against london for the 2012 olympics.

2) contains popular domestic holiday destinations such as southend, shoeburyness and basildon.

3) inhabitants also speak with what is considered the most aurally pleasing of english accents. it is also the most common tongue in places such as prague and benidorm.

1) people say that about essex cos its a cultural desert, innit!

2) our caravan in clacton-on-sea was torched last weekend!

3) chardonnnaaaahy, we goin to bluewortah dis sahndeee?
I dunnooaah kerrahy, aint lakeside nearah?
by Roaryourarseoff June 22, 2006
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A county that is officialy in east anglia NOT the south east. (now i live in essex so its ok for me to rant about it) Essex is stereotyped as a cultural wasteland, and unfortunately in many cases this is true. You can divide essex into two, the north and the south, both sides are totaly different but have equally annoying people. The south is very urbanised and full of loud, agressive, fake cockneys who wear tacky gold chains and predend to be some big east end crime lord.

The north of essex on the other hand is vastly rural, and seems more welcoming but dont be fooled. The people who live here are the english equivilent of rednecks, though not usually racist, they are agressively conservative and will go completely sectarian on anyone who tries to change their traditions. They all have shotguns and a usually a vast aray of other lethal weapons, that they wont hesitate to use on trespassers and poachers.

So there you have it Essex, contrary to everything i have just said, essex is a great place
Southern essexer: Oi mate, wot u lookin at? dont u know im a gangter from east landon?

northern essexer: get orf my fucking land *bang* *bang*
by pointything July 28, 2008
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I'm not very happy at the definitions of Essex that people have posted!

I have lived in both Basildon and Southend, but I am neither a chav nor emo...I am just a regular person. I am not poor, I do not claim benefits and I will NEVER become pregnant at 14. I would also like to state that as someone who is interested in fashion, Burberry is still a luxury brand - although sterotype 'chavs' wear fake designer stuff, I would never be caught dead in it. If you were to flip through the pages of VOGUE (yes, I'm probably one of few from Basildon who do read it) I'm sure you would be surprised to find that Burberry hardly use 'that' print in thier designs, or do it in an understated way...rather than that whole Daniella Westbrook (or whatever) look! :|

Yes, I agree that Southend is an area that really has gone down the pan due to its latest inhabiatants, but as someone who grew up in that area (well...mostly Leigh-on-sea aswell) I haven't turned out too bad! I get good grades and I am working towards my ambition of becoming a fashion designer.

I haven't really got an example for Essex :S
by just a normal person January 05, 2008
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One of the richest counties in England
Jealous northerners with small penises, ugly faces, fat women and tractors feel the need to bitch about thier superiors.
by ROARING HELL June 05, 2004
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