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Etymology Edit

English ham + shire (county), from Old English Hamtunscīr. The 'p' evolved phonetically between [m] and [sh], as with Thom'p'son.

The community in Prince Edward Island is named after the county in England. The name was inspired by nearby Wiltshire.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhæmpʃɪə(ɹ)/, /ˈhæmpʃə(ɹ)/
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  • Hyphenation: Hamp‧shire
  • Rhymes: -æmpʃɪə(ɹ), -æmpʃə(ɹ)

Proper noun Edit


  1. A maritime county in the south of England bordered by Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire, the English Channel and the Solent separating it from the Isle of Wight; the county town is Winchester.
  2. A community and rural municipality in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
  3. A surname.

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Noun Edit

Hampshire (plural Hampshires)

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  1. A pig of a domestic breed characterized by erect ears, a black body, and a white band around the middle, covering the front legs.

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