down East


noun

New England.
the state of Maine.
Canadian. the Maritime Provinces.

adverb

in, to, or into New England.
in, to, or into the state of Maine.
Canadian. in, to, or into the Maritime Provinces.

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Origin of down East

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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