Definition of provincial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəˈvɪnʃl//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈvɪnʃl//
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(often disapproving) a person who lives in or comes from a part of the country that is not near the capital city Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from Latin provincialis ‘belonging to a province’, from provincia ‘charge, province’, of uncertain ultimate origin.
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