Dixie

Dix"ie

(dks"), 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]

 

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