tri·​state ˈtrī-ˈstāt How to pronounce tristate (audio)
: of, relating to, or consisting of three adjoining states
the tristate area

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web My life was filled with psych papers and clinical research after my original move to the tristate area back in August 2019 for my master’s degree in experimental psychology. Nyla Stanford, Vogue, 28 Sep. 2022 Set up like a local farmers' market, locals and visitors were invited to walk through the district to enjoy the unique arrangements of the different florists from the tristate area. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 June 2022 More than 40% of retailers in the tristate area are out of stock of formula, said the mayor. Samantha Beech, CNN, 22 May 2022 During the most recent Bleachers tour, Rick and Shira went to every show in the tristate area, then tagged along for the Pacific Northwest leg, spending nights in bunks on one of the band’s sleeper buses. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 16 May 2022 At launch, the boxes are available in Manhattan, with plans to expand into the tristate area and beyond. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2022 While Cincinnati was mostly spared from tornadoes, several touched down due to the storm fronts sweeping from the mid-South to the upper Midwest, including in the larger tristate area and in neighboring cities. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 14 Apr. 2022 The Consumer Reports investigation collected 118 food packaging products sold by 24 companies in the tristate area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 25 Mar. 2022 By late afternoon, Islip, N.Y., on Long Island, had gotten more than two feet, the most of any location in the tristate area, followed in short order by Groton, Conn., and Bayville, N.J. New York Times, 29 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tristate was in 1900

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“Tristate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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