short for county jail
" damn banks is locked up in county"
by HaveckOfL.A. November 23, 2005
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a shire, a province, like staffordshire, derbyshire, lincolnshire, mostly just little mining villages and market towns, theres the county jail.

its also the kind of ass, the shire ass, or just the english shire horse, in the states its a shire pony.

jimmy:wheredyo live, me ole shoe
johnny: I live in derby
jimmy:derbyshire?????
johnny: arrr, dahhby county
jimmy: stop teckin the piss, and get back t'werk
by paul hinton April 30, 2006
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awful, rubbish, terrible,, any other word that is negative
that were proper county
by thackerz January 23, 2004
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Refers to the island of Prince Edward County in Ontario, Canada. Home of horn tripping, the Hayloft, and lots of drunken white people on quads.

**Note that there are other definitions for The County, but when it is entered into Google, Prince Edward County is chosen.
"Hey Bubba, let's cross the crick to the County and go horntripping.
by divaheels May 23, 2011
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Affectionate term that Mainers use for Aroostook County. Wicked rural, it's comprised of the northern ~1/4 of the state. Think moose, lumberjacks, plaid flannel, potato farmers, and paper mills. Ayuh. The County.
"Can you tell me the best way to Portland from The County?"

"Ayuh. Well you cahn't get theah from heah..."
by BC08 November 11, 2005
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Colloquial expression identifying one as being dependent on government financial assistance. Usually implies laziness and/or unemployability. Living entirely at the tax payer's expense.
Did you hear that Yolanda had another child? That's right: No man, no job, just fat and on the county.
by JSim November 29, 2006
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