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downstate

down·state

downstate

 
pronunciation:
daUn steIt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition: the southern part of any U.S. state. (Cf. upstate.)
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: located in or characteristic of the southern part of a state.
downstate politics. (Cf. upstate.)
derivation: downstater (n.)