downstate

noun down·state \ -ˌstāt \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of downstate

: the chiefly southerly sections of a state; also : the chiefly rural part of a state when the major metropolitan area is to the north

downstate

play \-ˈstāt\ adjective or adverb

downstater

play \-ˈstā-tər\ noun

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1909

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  • : the southern part of a state


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