What does Dixie mean?

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ˈdɪk siDix·ie

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, South, Dixie, Dixielandnoun

    the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861

  2. dixienoun

    a large metal pot (12 gallon camp kettle) for cooking; used in military camps

GCIDE

  1. Dixienoun

    a song popular in the Confederate states during the American Civil War, and still played as a nostalgic anthem by those patriotic to the American south. It was written by Daniel D. Emmett in 1859.

Wiktionary

  1. Dixienoun

    The southern United States; the South.

  2. Dixienoun

    transferred from the place name.

  3. dixienoun

    A large iron pot, used in the army.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dixienoun

    a colloquial name for the Southern portion of the United States, esp. during the Civil War

Freebase

  1. Dixie

    "Dixie", also known as "I Wish I Was in Dixie", "Dixie's Land", and other titles, is a popular American song. It is one of the most distinctively American musical products of the 19th century, and probably the best-known song to have come out of blackface minstrelsy. Although not a folk song at its creation, "Dixie" has since entered the American folk vernacular. The song likely cemented the word "Dixie" in the American vocabulary as a synonym for the Southern United States. Most sources credit Ohio-born Daniel Decatur Emmett with the song's composition; however many other people have claimed to have composed "Dixie", even during Emmett's lifetime. Compounding the problem of definitively establishing the song's authorship are Emmett's own confused accounts of its writing, and his tardiness in registering the song's copyright. The latest challenge has come on behalf of the Snowden Family of Knox County, Ohio, who may have collaborated with Emmett to write "Dixie". The song originated in the blackface minstrel shows of the 1850s and quickly grew famous across the United States. Its lyrics, written in a comic, exaggerated version of African American Vernacular English, tell the story of a freed black slave pining for the plantation of his birth. During the American Civil War, "Dixie" was adopted as a de facto anthem of the Confederacy. New versions appeared at this time that more explicitly tied the song to the events of the Civil War. Since the advent of the North American Civil Rights Movement, many have identified the lyrics of the song with the iconography and ideology of the Old South. Today, "Dixie" is sometimes considered offensive, and its critics link the act of singing it to sympathy for the concept of slavery in the American South. Its supporters, on the other hand, view it as a legitimate aspect of Southern culture and heritage and the campaigns against it as political correctness. The song was a favorite of President Abraham Lincoln- he had it played at some of his political rallies and at the announcement of General Robert E. Lee's surrender.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dixie in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dixie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Dixie in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Jacobs:

    She came forward, at great risk, to speak truth to power, she was blacklisted from the legal community and even her husband told her to move on. When Dixie’s husband saw Judge Zilber resigned, he told her how proud he was of her for standing up for her beliefs.

  2. Sheriff Todd Johns:

    It is safe to say that all residents in this small community have been impacted by The Dixie Fire.

  3. Thom Porter:

    Mother Nature has taken over and taken fires like the Dixie to places that I never thought was possible.

  4. Thom Porter:

    We have all efforts in place to keep it out of the basin, but we do need to also be aware that is a possibility based on the way the fires have been burning. mother Nature has taken over and taken fires like the Dixie to places that I never thought was possible.

  5. Plumas County Sheriff Todd Johns:

    It is safe to say that all residents in this small community have been impacted by Dixie FireThe fire.

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