flyover state - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] American 

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/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.