He is a slightly built new englander, in tie and shirtsleeves, whose sense of humor is about as dry and incendiary as kindling.
1616, named by Capt. John Smith. As an adjective, New English (1630s) is older than New Englandish (1863).
Region in the northeastern United States that includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Note: The region is thought to have been named by Captain John Smith for its resemblance to the English coast.