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[yawrk-sheer, -sher] /ˈyɔrk ʃɪər, -ʃər/
Also called York, Yorks
[yawrks] /yɔrks/ (Show IPA)
. a former county in N England, now part of Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Cleveland, and Durham.
one of an English breed of white hogs having erect ears. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A Yorkshire pudding is very excellent when cooked under this joint.

  • He was born at Wakefield in Yorkshire, in 1825, one of a family of thirteen children.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • The Noggin, without the adjective, occurs at a few places in Lancashire and Yorkshire.

  • He had a respect for his master, but he wished the Yorkshire cake might choke him.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • The real old Yorkshire stock of nearly six hundred years ago rises into life as we read.

British Dictionary definitions for Yorkshire


/ˈjɔːkˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
a historic county of N England: the largest English county, formerly divided administratively into East, West, and North Ridings. In 1974 it was much reduced in size and divided into the new counties of North, West, and South Yorkshire: in 1996 the East Riding of Yorkshire was reinstated as a unitary authority and parts of the NE were returned to North Yorkshire for geographical and ceremonial purposes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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