- New England.
- the state of Maine.
- Canadian. the Maritime Provinces.
- in, to, or into New England.
- in, to, or into the state of Maine.
- Canadian. in, to, or into the Maritime Provinces.
Origin of down East
An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for down east
One of the first discoveries of our earlier humorists was the Down-East Yankee.The American Mind
And so you think you want to marry this down-east country girl, do you?Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
Half of the fun, chuckled Brad, was the way he hit off the Down-East dialect.Center Rush Rowland
Ralph Henry Barbour
"No, they'll bombard one of our down-east seacoast cities," said another.Fighting in Cuban Waters
One was a down-east Yankee, as I believe they are called, and the other was a guzzling German.Adventure