There are 2 definitions of Dixie in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪksi
  • An informal name for the Southern states of the US. It was used in the song ‘Dixie’ (1859), a marching song popular with Confederate soldiers in the American Civil War.


whistle Dixie

US Engage in unrealistic fantasies; waste one’s time: until you nail that down, you’re just whistling Dixie—you’re in a real mess
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  • 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:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪksi

noun (plural dixies)

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