tristate

adjective
tri·​state | \ ˈtrī-ˈstāt How to pronounce tristate (audio) , -ˌstāt\

Definition of tristate

: of, relating to, or consisting of three adjoining states the tristate area

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The cortisol levels in my bloodstream boil at a level just shy of requiring evacuation of the tristate area. Brennan Kilbane And Theresa O'rourke, Allure, "The Best (Sort of) Free Ways to De-stress With Nature," 28 Mar. 2019 There are dozens of express consignment stores in the tristate area that function like a private UPS, only for parcels from Ecuador. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Rewind: What Guarding Uncle Sam's Borders Was Like in 1925," 11 Feb. 2019 The tristate area is hit by a terrible rainstorm that causes a rolling blackout. Susanna Fogel, Glamour, "This Is What You’ve Got Mail Would Look Like 20 Years Later," 20 Dec. 2018 Recently, two of the larger counties in the tristate area decided not to participate in the program. Liz Robbins, New York Times, "A Lone New York Sheriff Signs Up to Aid Immigration Crackdown," 20 Mar. 2018 In the tristate area, sports betting is legal in New Jersey and Delaware. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, "Atlantic City bookies offer odds and props for Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia," 13 July 2018 Some landlords require even more for guarantors who live outside the tristate area. Kim Velsey, New York Times, "Finding Your First Apartment," 1 June 2018 Crystal and Brian Pickard identified a number of towns that met these criteria in their search for a home in the tristate suburbs. Susan Hodara, New York Times, "Mount Kisco, N.Y.: Affordable, Walkable and Multicultural," 18 Apr. 2018 With the help of her husband and two sons, Ms. Tulman opened two restaurants (one now under a new name and ownership, the other shuttered) and ran factories that supplied pelmeni and crepes to the tristate area. New York Times, "Modern Russian Dumplings That Nod to the Past," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tristate

1900, in the meaning defined above

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