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Chiantishire (kɪˈæntɪˌʃɪə Pronunciation for Chiantishire



  1. (British, informal) a nickname for Tuscany

Word Origin

C20: from chianti + shire1, alluding to the large numbers of British people living or holidaying in Tuscany

Example Sentences Including 'Chiantishire'

According to Manicks, Chiantishire (ie Tuscany, the beloved haunt of the Blairs), is now more popular than ever.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
As even Tony Blair tires of Tuscany and tries France, some Britons need reminding there is much more to Italy than Chiantishire.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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