English edit

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Etymology edit

Old English Sċrobbesbyriġscīr, from Sċrobbesburh (Shrewsbury) + sċīr (shire).

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈʃɹɒp.ʃə(ɹ)/
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Proper noun edit


  1. An inland county of England bordered by the English counties of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and the Welsh county of Powys and county borough of Wrexham.
  2. Shropshire Council, a local government unitary authority which replaced the county council in 2009 in all of Shropshire except Telford and Wrekin.

Usage notes edit

The name is sometimes abbreviated to Salop, hence the term Salopian.

Noun edit

Shropshire (plural Shropshires)

  1. One of an English breed of black-faced hornless sheep similar to the Southdown, but larger.