Definition of Near North in US English:

Near North

noun

  • 1Australian and NZ. China, Japan, and other countries of East and South-East Asia.

  • 2Chiefly Canadian. The southern edge of northern Ontario, extending in a band for 300 miles across Canada, and bounded by the Ottawa River on the east and Lake Superior on the west.

Origin

1930s. From near + north, after Near East.

Pronunciation

Near North

/ˌnɪəˈnɔːθ/