down east


often capitalized D&E
: in or into the northeast coastal section of the U.S. and parts of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
specifically : in or into coastal Maine
down east adjective often capitalized D&E

Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of down east was in 1819

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Cite this Entry

“Down east.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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