down East ExamplesWord Origin noun
- New England.
- the state of Maine.
- Canadian. the Maritime Provinces.
- in, to, or into New England.
- in, to, or into the state of Maine.
- Canadian. in, to, or into the Maritime Provinces.
Origin of down East An Americanism dating back to 1810–20 Examples from the Web for down east Historical Examples of down east
One of the first discoveries of our earlier humorists was the Down-East Yankee.
And so you think you want to marry this down-east country girl, do you?
Joseph C. Lincoln
Half of the fun, chuckled Brad, was the way he hit off the Down-East dialect.
Ralph Henry Barbour
“No, they’ll bombard one of our down-east seacoast cities,” said another.
One was a down-east Yankee, as I believe they are called, and the other was a guzzling German.