From Old English Sċrobbesburh (literally “fort in the scrubland region”), from *sċrob (“shrub, scrub”) + burh. Compare Shropshire from Sċrobbesċīr, short form of Sċrobbesbyriġ sċīr (literally “shire of Shrewsbury”).
Only for the town in England:
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈʃɹəʊzbɹi/, /ˈʃɹuːzbɹi/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈʃɹoʊzbəɹi/, /ˈʃɹuzbəɹi/
For all other places:
Proper noun edit
- A large market town, the county town of Shropshire, England.
- A civil parish with a town council which includes the town in Shropshire, which partly replaced Shrewsbury and Atcham District when it was abolished in 2009.
- A small hamlet in Chatham-Kent municipality, south-western Ontario, Canada.
- A ghost town in Gore township, Argenteuil Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada.
- A hamlet in Portland parish, Jamaica.
- A number of places in the United States:
- A declining rural unincorporated community in Grayson County, Kentucky.
- A former unincorporated community in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; suburb of New Orleans.
- A sizable town in Worcester County, Massachusetts.
- A city in St. Louis County, Missouri; inner suburb of St. Louis.
- A township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, which has shrunk in size since 1693.
- A borough in eastern Monmouth County, New Jersey, formed in 1926 from the township.
- An unincorporated community in Upper Freehold Township, in southwestern Monmouth County, New Jersey.
- A borough in York County, Pennsylvania.
- Three townships in Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County, Sullivan County and York County.
- A town in Rutland County, Vermont.
- A census-designated place and unincorporated community in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
- An English earldom.
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