outstate

adjective

1
: of, relating to, or situated in a region of a state outside the principal city or largest center of population
small layoffs here and there in the outstate areasWall Street Journal
lost the governorship because the outstate vote went against him
2
[out (of) state] : coming from or resident in an outside state
a gorge of unusual natural beauty which few outstate visitors seeM. W. Fishwick
outstater
ˈ⸗ˈstātə(r)
noun

Word History

Etymology

out entry 3 + state (noun)

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“Outstate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outstate. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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