Dixie

Definition of Dixie

Dix´ie   Pronunciation: dĭks´ŷ
prop. n.1.A colloquial name for the Southern portion of the United States, esp. during the Civil War.
2.a song popular in the Confederate states during the American Civil War, and still played as a nostalgic anthem by those patriotic to the American south. It was written by Daniel D. Emmett in 1859.
whistle Dixie
to talk unrealistically; to engage in unrealistic or overoptimistic fantasies; as, that ain't just whistlin' Dixie.

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Dixieland, Down East, East, East Coast, Middle Atlantic, Middle West, New England, North, North Central region, Northeast, Northwest, Pacific Northwest, South, Southeast, Southwest, Sunbelt, West, West Coast, Yankeeland, eastland, northland, the Coast, westland, wild West
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