Definition of Plaid Cymru noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Plaid Cymru

BrE BrE//ˌplaɪd ˈkʌmriː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌplaɪd ˈkʌmriː//
[uncountable + singular or plural verb] (Welsh English)
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a Welsh political party that wants Wales to be an independent state Word OriginWelsh, ‘party of Wales’. Culture Plaid Cymru was started in 1925. It carries out campaigns to preserve the individual culture of Wales and the Welsh language. One of its campaigns led to the creation of the television station S4C, which broadcasts programmes in Welsh. In 1966, a Plaid Cymru candidate was elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time. Since 2003 the party has had a number of members in the Welsh Assembly.