Sunbelt

or Sun Belt

[ suhn-belt ]
/ ˈsʌnˌbɛlt /

noun (sometimes lowercase)

the southern and southwestern region of the U.S.

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Origin of Sunbelt

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for sunbelt

Sunbelt
/ (ˈsʌnˌbɛlt) /

noun

the southern states of the USA
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Cultural definitions for sunbelt

Sunbelt

States in the South and Southwest marked by warm climate, rapid economic and population growth in the last two decades, and (often) political conservatism.

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