Definition of bicoastal
: of or relating to or living or working on both the east and west coasts of the U.S. a bicoastal couple
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Hosted by New Yorker Amy Choi and native Angeleno Rebecca Lehrer, the semimonthly bicoastal show explores the complexities and joys of coexisting cultures.
There’s a familiar bicoastal rivalry in these pages.
Through 134 exhibitions, and thanks to the new phenomenon of jet travel, Dwan became the country’s first truly bicoastal gallery.
Bicoastal bravura: A chef (now at Ava Gene’s in Portland, Ore.) who helped manage a farm in Maine preserves his experiences via an assortment of recipes.
The killing stunned the city and set off a bicoastal investigation.
Coming off of the success of the bicoastal pop-up shops celebrating the 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s critically acclaimed debut album Reasonable Doubt last year, the Roc empire continues to make its mark on fashion.
Trump and his aides provoke conflict with the media to fire up supporters and renew the narrative of a people’s champion at war with the bicoastal establishment.
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Did You Know?
Bicoastal is a word whose meaning shifted in the 1970s to reflect our mobile society. Prior to that, the term was occasionally used in general contexts involving both coasts (as in "a bicoastal naval defense"). These days bicoastal is almost always associated with people who make frequent trips between one coast and the other. An article with a Los Angeles dateline published in The New York Times in 1983 declared bicoastal to be "a popular term among an affluent, mobile set of Angelenos." But Angelenos weren't the only ones using the term-by that time, the word had already been appearing in national magazines.
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BICOASTAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bicoastal for English Language Learners
: relating to both the east and the west coasts of the U.S.
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