Tar Heel


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

Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tar Heel was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Tar Heel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tar%20Heel. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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