Wat·ford (wŏtʹfərd)
A municipal borough of southeast England northwest of London. Mainly residential, it is also a commercial and publishing center. Population: 74,700.

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a town in Hertfordshire, just to the north of London. The phrase ‘north of Watford’ is sometimes used in a humorous way to suggest that any part of England north of the London area is less important, interesting and sophisticated (= knowing about fashion, culture, new ideas, etc.) than London and the south of England:

He seems to think that everywhere north of Watford is uncivilized.

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      town and borough (district), administrative and historic county of Hertfordshire, England, situated on the northwest periphery of London and on the Rivers Colne and Gade and on the Grand Union Canal. It is primarily a residential town for London commuters and a shopping and educational centre. The main industry is printing; there are also breweries, engineering, and chemical works. Area 8 square miles (21 square km). Pop. (2001) 79,729.

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