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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Of course, considering Mr. Brady’s dominance in the N.F.L., the joy was hardly confined to the tristate area. Jesse Mckinley, New York Times, "Tom Brady Is No ‘Tom Terrific.’ Any New Yorker Can Tell You That.," 23 Aug. 2019 Jim Pappas is a man on a mission, and the mission may or may not be impossible: to sample each and every cheesesteak in the tristate area. Allison Steele,, "Meet the man who ate 275 cheesesteaks in a year," 5 June 2019 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,, "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

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First Known Use of tristate

1900, in the meaning defined above

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