Tar Heel

noun

Definition of Tar Heel

: a native or resident of North Carolina used as a nickname

First Known Use of Tar Heel

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Tar Heel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tar%20Heel. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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