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Dix·ie 1

 (dĭk′sē)
A region of the southeast United States, usually comprising the states that joined the Confederacy during the Civil War. The term was popularized in the minstrel song "Dixie's Land," written by Daniel D. Emmett (1815-1904) in 1859.

Dix·ie 2

 (dĭk′sē)
n.
Any one of several songs bearing this name, popular as Confederate war songs.
Idiom:
whistle Dixie Slang
To engage in unrealistically rosy fantasizing: "If you think mass transportation is going to replace the automobile I think you're whistling Dixie" (Henry Ford II).

[After Dixie1.]

dixie

(ˈdɪksɪ)
n
1. (Military) chiefly military a large metal pot for cooking, brewing tea, etc
2. (Military) a mess tin
[C19: from Hindi degcī, diminutive of degcā pot]

dixie

(ˈdɪksɪ)
n
dialect Northern English a lookout

Dixie

(ˈdɪksɪ)
n
1. (Placename) Also called: Dixieland the southern states of the US; the states that joined the Confederacy during the Civil War
2. (Music, other) a song adopted as a marching tune by the Confederate states during the American Civil War
adj
(Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of the southern states of the US
[C19: perhaps from the nickname of New Orleans, from dixie a ten-dollar bill printed there, from French dix ten]

Dix•ie

(ˈdɪk si)

n.
the southern states of the United States, esp. those that were part of the Confederacy.
[1855–60, Amer.; often said to be (Mason-)Dix(on line) + -ie]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dixie - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861Dixie - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
slave state - any of the southern states in which slavery was legal prior to the American Civil War
Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, AL - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR - a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Empire State of the South, Georgia, Peach State, GA - a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Louisiana, Pelican State, LA - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Magnolia State, Mississippi, MS - a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
Missouri, Show Me State, MO - a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
NC, North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State - a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
Palmetto State, SC, South Carolina - a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
Tennessee, TN, Volunteer State - a state in east central United States
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
2.dixie - a large metal pot (12 gallon camp kettle) for cooking; used in military camps
pot - metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

dixie

[ˈdɪksɪ] N (Brit) (Mil) (also dixie can) → olla f, marmita f
DIXIE
Dixie o Dixieland es el sobrenombre con el que se conoce de forma global a los estados sureños de EE.UU., en especial a los once estados que formaron los Estados Confederados de América durante la Guerra Civil: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Carolina del Norte, Carolina del Sur, Tennessee, Texas y Virginia. También se usa como un adjetivo para describir características de los estados sureños y de sus habitantes, así como el jazz que surgió en ellos. Se supone que el nombre Dixie proviene de Louisiana, donde los billetes de diez dólares llevaban impreso en el anverso la palabra francesa dix. Para otros la palabra proviene de la línea simbólica Mason-Dixon, que separa el norte del sur.

Dixie

n (also Dixieland)Dixie(land) m
adjder Südstaaten

dixie

n (Brit Mil sl) → Gulaschkanone f (inf); (for eating) → Essgeschirr nt
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"Sure, the person next to you may give you a side eye, but at the end of the flight, you'll be the one whistling dixie with nary a sniffle."
When author Mark Childress penned "Crazy in Alabama," he wasn't just whistling Dixie.
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And the US isn't just whistling Dixie. The country calls on eight other nuclear weapons states (Russia, UK, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea) to disarm, while it continues to modernize its own nuclear arsenal!
The future Royal admitted that her habit can make her look a bit odd to her fellow passengers, "but at the end of the flight, you'll be the one whistling Dixie with nary a sniffle".
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It was hung, though SNP negotiators wandered the corridors whistling dixie.
Why even peeping, creeping Tom has come in from Coventry - no longer whistling Dixie, but now a deep throated Star Spangled Banner to the words: "Oh say can you see, that Bahrain's on my sleeve?"
But I'm just whistling Dixie, as Bing Crosby used to say.
"If we are going to end up with 200 or 300 turbines lit up in the countryside, anyone who says they are going to blend in is just whistling dixie.
Dream on, sunshine.Americans have a saying for such blinkered optimism: Whistling Dixie.
Bush is Whistling Dixie if he believes he can get a Middle East peace deal before he leaves office.