the Southern states of the U.S. collectively; Dixieland
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Word origin of 'dixie'< Dixie (earlier, Dixie's Land), title of song (1859) by Daniel D. Emmett (1815-1904), U.S. songwriter, after Dixie, orig. name of a Negro character in a minstrel play (1850)