There are 2 definitions of Dixie in English:

Dixie

Syllabification: Dix·ie
  • 1An informal name for the southern US states. It was used in the song “Dixie” (1859), a marching song popular with Confederate soldiers in the Civil War.

Phrases

whistle Dixie

US Engage in unrealistic fantasies; waste one’s time: until you nail down the facts, you’re just whistling Dixie
More example sentences
  • Dean wasn't just whistling Dixie when he made his infamous remark about reaching out to bubbas bearing Confederate flags.
  • Republicans have good reason to whistle Dixie.
  • If a garden doesn't drain, you're whistling Dixie.

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There are 2 definitions of Dixie in English:

dixie

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪksi/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural dixies)

  • A large iron cooking pot used by campers or soldiers.

Origin

early 20th century: from Hindi degcī 'cooking pot', from Persian degča, diminutive of deg 'pot'.

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