follow Dictionary.com

9 Q Without U Words for Words With Friends

Dixieland

[dik-see-land] /ˈdɪk siˌlænd/
noun
1.
(sometimes lowercase) a style of jazz, originating in New Orleans, played by a small group of instruments, as trumpet, trombone, clarinet, piano, and drums, and marked by strongly accented four-four rhythm and vigorous, quasi-improvisational solos and ensembles.
2.
Also, Dixie Land. Dixie (def 1).
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; Dixie + land

Dixie

[dik-see] /ˈdɪk si/
noun
1.
Also called Dixieland, Dixie Land. the southern states of the United States, especially those that were formerly part of the Confederacy.
2.
(italics) any of several songs with this name, especially the minstrel song (1859) by D. D. Emmett, popular as a Confederate war song.
3.
a female given name.
adjective
4.
of, from, or characteristic of the southern states of the United States.
Idioms
5.
whistle Dixie, to indulge in unrealistically optimistic fantasies.
Origin
1855-60, Americanism; often said to be (Mason-)Dix(on line) + -ie
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for dixie land

dixie1

/ˈdɪksɪ/
noun
1.
(mainly military) a large metal pot for cooking, brewing tea, etc
2.
a mess tin
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi degcī, diminutive of degcā pot

dixie2

/ˈdɪksɪ/
noun
1.
(Northern English, dialect) a lookout

Dixie

/ˈdɪksɪ/
noun
1.
Also called Dixieland. the southern states of the US; the states that joined the Confederacy during the Civil War
2.
a song adopted as a marching tune by the Confederate states during the American Civil War
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the southern states of the US
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from the nickname of New Orleans, from dixie a ten-dollar bill printed there, from French dix ten

Dixieland

/ˈdɪksɪˌlænd/
noun
1.
a form of jazz that originated in New Orleans, becoming popular esp with White musicians in the second decade of the 20th century
2.
a revival of this style in the 1950s
3.
See Dixie (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for dixie land

Dixie

n.

1859, first attested in the song of that name, which was popularized, if not written, by Ohio-born U.S. minstrel musician and songwriter Dan Emmett (1815-1904); perhaps a reference to the Mason-Dixon Line, but there are other well-publicized theories dating back to the Civil War. Popularized nationwide in minstrel shows. Dixieland style of jazz developed in New Orleans c.1910, so called from 1919.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
dixie land in Culture

“Dixie” definition


An American song of the nineteenth century. It was used to build enthusiasm for the South during the Civil War and still is treated this way in the southern states. It was written for use in the theater by a northerner, Daniel Decatur Emmett. As usually sung today, “Dixie” begins:

I wish I was in the land of cotton;
Old times there are not forgotten:
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.

Dixieland definition


A kind of jazz originating in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the early twentieth century. The rhythms of Dixieland are usually rapid, and it generally includes many improvised sections for individual instruments.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for dixie land

Dixie

modifier

: a Dixie drawl

noun

The southern United States

Related Terms

not just whistling dixie

[1980s+; origin obscure; perhaps because the region is south of the Mason-Dixon line]


Dixieland

adjective

: Dixieland trumpet

noun
  1. The southern United States; dixie (1850s+)
  2. The style of jazz played by the street bands in New Orleans, marked by a simple two-beat rhythm, ragged syncopation, improvised ensemble passages, etc (1920+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Dixieland

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dixie

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with dixie land

Nearby words for dixie land