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Sunbelt

[suhn-belt] /ˈsʌnˌbɛlt/
noun, (sometimes lowercase)
1.
the southern and southwestern region of the U.S.
Also, Sun Belt.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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British Dictionary definitions for Sunbelt

Sunbelt

/ˈsʌnˌbɛlt/
noun
1.
the southern states of the USA
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Word Origin and History for Sunbelt
n.

1969, with reference to the Southern U.S., from sun (n.) + belt (n.).

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Sunbelt in Culture

Sunbelt definition


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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Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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