Definition of NorCal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnɔrˌkal/
(also NoCal /ˈnəʊˌkal/)


[mass noun] US informal
Northern California: I was in NorCal last week [as modifier]: a picture-perfect NoCal evening
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  • Sitting under my guidebook collection is a mass of documents that hold the missing links to NorCal climbing.
  • In hindsight it may have been a mistake; we definitely could have been more productive had we spent another day in NorCal.
  • Stores are pushing their spring lines when (at least for NorCal) it's too chilly and too wet to wear them.


Late 19th century (originally as Nor. Cal.): abbreviation of northern California.

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