sun-belt

Sunbelt

[suhn-belt]
noun (sometimes lowercase)
the southern and southwestern region of the U.S.
Also, Sun Belt.


Origin:
1950–55

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Sunbelt (ˈsʌnˌbɛlt)
 
n
the southern states of the USA

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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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