Definition of Dixie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdɪksi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪksi//
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an informal name for the south-eastern states of the US Word Originsaid to be from the name of a black character in a minstrel play (1850). Culture The name came from the song Dixie but has never been fully explained. It may refer to the imaginary Mason-Dixon line that separates the North from the South.

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