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  • noun A person from downstate; usually specifically a person from downstate New York


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downstate +‎ -er


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  • Mr. Eddy is what they call a downstater, an assemblyman who serves an east-central Illinois district hugging the Indiana border.

    Republicans Sell Out Chicago Schoolkids 2010

  • "There's no question that being a downstater was a good thing for me."

    NBC Chicago - 2010

  • He long ago shed the moniker of "downstater" to become New York's omnipresent U.S. Senator.

    TOP STORIES - YNN, Your News Now 2010

  • One, upstaters just aren't going to be thrilled with old downstater Rudy at this point.

    Election Central Sunday Roundup 2009

  • The Blacks don't want a Hispanic, the Hispanics don't want a Black, Upstaters don't want a downstater and the downstaters know that an upstater won't do a damn thing to help the City or Long Island.

    Eric Lurio: A Certain Mrs. Schlossberg 2009

  • I still tell my father, a native Chicagoan turned downstater, in terms a Chicagoan can fully appreciate, that he quietly delivered Iowa to Obama.

    The Man Who Delivered Iowa 2008

  • There are plenty of former GOP state senators out there- I'm sure a downstater would be interested.

    Question of the day 2005

  • Strong downstater plus Sox fans will love him because of his good luck charm for Reinsdorf.

    Question of the day 2005

  • AGAIN, downstaters do not view a guy from Knox as a downstater.

    This just in... 2005

  • Now, in response to all of those lamenting the loss of a downstater on the ticket, let's run through a list of downstate Democrats who actually would have been good candidates:

    This just in... Giannoulias to announce Sunday 2005


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