downstater

down·state

 (doun′stāt′)
n.
The southerly section of a state in the United States.
adv. & adj.
To, from, or in the southerly section of a state.

down′stat′er n.

downstater

(ˈdaʊnˌsteɪtə)
n
(Peoples) US a person from downstate
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A downstater himself, he has grown up with an understanding of how disregarded and disenchanted rural Illinois feels.
In many respects McShane is a typical Catskills forest owner - a downstater who moved to the region to escape urbanization.
the fear, distrust and haughty envy of the great metropolis, in the shallows near the surfaces, of the downstater .
Out of six Democrats and two Republicans running, he is, after all, the only downstater.
Upstaters tend to be more socially and fiscally conservative, and Downstaters more liberal.
The completion of the I-69 dream is nearer than anyone imagined, Daniels told downstaters who ve long complained of being neglected by Indianapolis.
Abner Mikva, the former Congressman and federal judge who got his political start in Chicago with cumulative voting and three-seat districts, has observed that this system "helped us synthesize some of our differences, made us realize that even though we were different from the downstaters, different from the suburbanites, we had a lot in common that held us together as a single state.
Some downstaters "look to the north and see everythings here .