"take a Dixie"

Philip E. Cleary philipcleary at RCN.COM
Mon Aug 16 01:32:49 UTC 2010

On 8/15/2010 6:15 PM, Garson O'Toole wrote:
> Google Answers has a question in 2003 that suggests two meanings:
> "took a dixie" meaning a "fall" or "disappearance", as in "taking a powder"

I remember hearing the expression in the mid or late 1970s. A kid
tripped on a toy and fell, and his father said, "You took a dixie."

Phil Cleary

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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