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In or to the eastern part of the United States or Canada (especially the coastal regions) from the west.
The eastern part of the United States or Canada (especially the coastal regions), as regarded by inhabitants of the west.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Prairie Farmer. Apparently partly from back + east, and partly from back + east.
back East/ˌbak ˈiːst/
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