- US Engage in unrealistic fantasies; waste one’s time: until you nail that down, you’re just whistling Dixie—you’re in a real messMore 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.
More definitions of DixieDefinition of Dixie in:
- The US English dictionary
noun (plural dixies)
- A large iron cooking pot used by campers or soldiers.More example sentences
- It was either grass that was boiled up, or mangel wurzels and it was brought in with big dixies and had to be measured out.
early 20th century: from Hindi degcī 'cooking pot', from Persian degča, diminutive of deg 'pot'.