Definition of flyover country noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

flyover country

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[uncountable](also the flyover states [plural])(informal, disapproving)
 
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(in the US) the area in the middle of the country between the states on the coasts It's an area most New Yorkers know as flyover country. Many folks out here in the flyover states have that attitude. I spent many years in what people on the west coast call flyover country.
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