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1An informal name for the southern US states. It was used in the song "“Dixie”" (1859), a marching song popular with Confederate soldiers in the Civil War.
2short for Dixieland
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.