- a large iron pot, especially a 12-gallon camp kettle used by the British Army.
Origin of dixie
- Also called Dixieland, Dixie Land. the southern states of the United States, especially those that were formerly part of the Confederacy.
- (italics) any of several songs with this name, especially the minstrel song (1859) by D. D. Emmett, popular as a Confederate war song.
- a female given name.
- of, from, or characteristic of the southern states of the United States.
- whistle Dixie, to indulge in unrealistically optimistic fantasies.
Origin of Dixie
Examples from the Web for dixie
Hell, one of the Dixie Chicks even offered to Uber her balls over to the company.Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack
December 23, 2014
My friend the political scientist Tom Schaller said all this back in 2008, in his book Whistling Past Dixie.
But Florida is kind of an outlier, because culturally, only the northern half of Florida is Dixie.
It had been a last holdout state in old Dixie that still elected some Democrats to its top offices.Arkansas’s Blue Collar Social Conservatives Don’t Know What’s Coming
November 10, 2014
I mean, there can be little doubt that public opinion in Dixie in 1954 opposed the integration of the schools.Who Are the Judicial Activists Now?
October 7, 2014
I told her if you could neglect Sue for Dixie your love wasn't worth a rap.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
To-night, in one tent, a dozen or more are singing "Dixie" at the top of their voices.The Citizen-Soldier
Why should Dixie choose this time of all others to refuse to come when she called to her?Madge Morton's Secret
Amy D. V. Chalmers
"Dixie" is the soldier's name for the camp kettle used in the British army.The Emma Gees
Herbert Wes McBride
About this time several persons were claiming the song "Dixie."Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
- mainly military a large metal pot for cooking, brewing tea, etc
- a mess tin
- Northern English dialect a lookout
- Also called: Dixieland the southern states of the US; the states that joined the Confederacy during the Civil War
- a song adopted as a marching tune by the Confederate states during the American Civil War
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the southern states of the US
Word Origin and History for 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 theories dating back to the Civil War. Popularized nationwide in minstrel shows. Dixieland style of jazz developed in New Orleans c.1910, so called from 1919.
An American song of the nineteenth century. It was used to build enthusiasm for the South during the Civil War and still is treated this way in the southern states. It was written for use in the theater by a northerner, Daniel Decatur Emmett. As usually sung today, “Dixie” begins:
I wish I was in the land of cotton;
Old times there are not forgotten:
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.