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From Hindi देगची (degcī) or Bengali ডেগচি (ḍegci, cooking pot), both from Persian دیگ(dig, pot) + ـچه(diminutive suffix).



dixie (plural dixies)

  1. (military) A large iron pot, used in the army.
    • 1903, Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Royal Commission on the War in South Africa[1], H.M. Stationery Office, 1903
      four men generally like to mess together, and one cooking pot among them takes the place of a mess-tin or "dixie"
    • 1917, Arthur Guy Empey, Over the Top:
      Then from the communication trenches came dixies or iron pots, filled with steaming tea, which had two wooden stakes through their handles, and were carried by two men.
    • 1928, Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Penguin 2013, p. 261:
      And what those ‘dixies’ of hot tea signified no one knows who wasn't there to wait for them.
    • 1929, Frederic Manning, The Middle Parts of Fortune, Vintage 2014, p. 39:
      Army rum is potent stuff, especially when the supplies of tea and water have run out, and one drinks it neat out of a dixie.




dixie m (plural dixies)

  1. dixie