Dixie Dix"ie (d[i^]ks"[y^]), prop. n. 1. A colloquial name for the Southern portion of the United States, esp. during the Civil War. [U.S.]

Syn: Dixieland, Dixie Land, the Confederacy, Confederate States of America, the South.

Syn: . [1913 Webster]

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. [PJC]

{whistle Dixie} to talk unrealistically; to engage in unrealistic or overoptimistic fantasies; as, that ain't just whistlin' Dixie. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dixie — [dik′sē] [< Dixie (earlier, Dixie s Land), title of song (1859) by Daniel D. Emmett (1815 1904), U.S. songwriter, after Dixie, orig. name of a Negro character in a minstrel play (1850)] the Southern states of the U.S. collectively; Dixieland …   English World dictionary

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  • Dixie — 1859, first attested in the song of that name, which was popularized, if not written, by Ohio born U.S. minstrel musician and songwriter Dan Emmett (1815 1904); perhaps a reference to the Mason Dixon Line, but there are other well publicized… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Dixie — Für das Wort Dixie stehen folgende Begriffe: die Kurzform für Dixieland, ein Synonym für die Südstaaten der USA die Kurzform der Musikrichtung Dixieland (Jazz) das gleichnamige Lied, das im amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg als Hymne der Südstaaten galt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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