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Bay State

  1. Massachusetts (used as a nickname).
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Origin of Bay State

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
Related formsBay Stater, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Upon further inquiry, it was found that both father and mother were of the Bay-State faith.

    Great Mysteries and Little Plagues

    John Neal