down-east·​er dau̇n-ˈē-stər How to pronounce down-easter (audio)
often capitalized D&E
: one born or living down east

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of down-easter was circa 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Down-easter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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