Definition of Merry England in English:

Merry England

(also Merrie Englande)


  • Originally: England characterized by its pleasant landscape, etc. Later (frequently humorous or ironic): England characterized by the robust cheerfulness of its people, especially in an imagined past golden age (often identified with Elizabethan times).


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Cursor Mundi: a Northumbrian poem of the 14th century. From merry + the name of England.


Merry England

/ˌmɛrɪ ˈɪŋɡlənd/