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

Examples of tristate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bulk of those who left the tristate area altogether landed in Los Angeles or in Miami’s up-and-coming Little Manhattan. Caroline Spivack, Curbed, 17 Nov. 2021 Meanwhile, The Met and its Cloisters also follow a pay-what-you-wish admission model for New York state residents and tristate area students. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 11 Oct. 2021 The top regions for us are California, Florida and the Northeast tristate area. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 15 Sep. 2021 Wildlife experts are cautioning people to continue to keep bird feeders and bird baths empty, for now, as a growing number of birds are being affected by a mysterious illness in the tristate area. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 8 July 2021 Tornado warnings were issued throughout Greater Cincinnati as severe storms and heavy rain fall swept through the tristate Friday night. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 20 June 2021 Even on slow days, the Van Cortlandt Park handball courts are bustling with handball, paddleball and racquetball players from around the tristate area. New York Times, 1 June 2021 Seaman’s was ubiquitous in the tristate area a generation ago. Diana Budds, Curbed, 21 Jan. 2021 To me, Howard Fast simply looked like a million other cranky old Jewish guys from the tristate area. Molly Jong-fast, The New York Review of Books, 21 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of tristate

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Tristate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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