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

Examples of tristate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four years ago, Dawa switched to driving for Uber, shuttling customers around the tristate area in his black Toyota S.U.V. New York Times, "The Epicenter," 3 Dec. 2020 Participants must be at least 18 years old and cannot come from outside the tristate area. Julia Jacobs, New York Times, "Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Revives Broadway for a Day," 11 Nov. 2020 In the tristate area, for example, New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse is a presenter. Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times, "Theater to Stream: Cabaret Lives Online and Zombies Walk the Stage," 21 Oct. 2020 Last week, for instance, a handful of states were removed — including nearby Rhode Island and the Silvers' destination of Ohio — and a few more added to the tristate area's list. Pat Eaton-robb And Mike Catlalini, Star Tribune, "Quarantine requirements may delay return to in-person school," 17 Aug. 2020 Last week, for instance, a handful of states were removed — including nearby Rhode Island and the Silvers' destination of Ohio — and a few more added to the tristate area's list. Arkansas Online, "Quarantine requirements may delay return to in-person school," 17 Aug. 2020 Last week, for instance, a handful of states were removed — including nearby Rhode Island and the Silvers’ destination of Ohio — and a few more added to the tristate area’s list. Pat Eaton-robb And Mike Catalini, chicagotribune.com, "Quarantine requirements may delay return to in-person school," 17 Aug. 2020 Since then, Fairway has expanded to 14 stores in the tristate area, gone public, declared bankruptcy, cycled through owners, and declared bankruptcy again. Bianca Bosker, The Atlantic, "The Supermarket Is One of America’s Best Ideas," 17 June 2020 But many beaches in the tristate region are closed, and at the ones that are open, a day at the shore will look markedly different. New York Times, "Nearly 1 in 4 New Yorkers Needs Food: Live Updates," 21 May 2020

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First Known Use of tristate

1900, in the meaning defined above

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10 Dec 2020

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“Tristate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tristate. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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