Definition of East-country in US English:

East-country

noun

  • 1Lands lying to the east; the eastern part of a country. Formerly also: an eastern country.

  • 2Specifically. The Baltic countries. In early use also in plural Compare eastland, "estriche". Now historical.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in The Chronicle of Robert of Gloucester. From east + country.

Pronunciation

East-country

/ˈiːs(t)ˌkʌntri/