flyover state - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] American  /ˈflaɪəʊvə(r) ˌsteɪt/
singularflyover state
pluralflyover states
  1. in the US, a state that is not on the coast, regarded as being politically and socially conservative and rather dull

    I have lived all my life in various big, square western flyover states, and am content here.