adjective: of or relating to or living or workingon both the east and west coasts of the United States
Richard and Laura had become a bicoastal couple, often shuttlingbetween their primary home in New York and their vacation ranch in San Diego.
“Mish grew up in Southern Californiaand now lives near the ChesapeakeBay. She uses those bicoastalinfluences to inspire her beachy, nautical designs.” — Zoë Read, Baltimore Sun, January 1, 2015
Did you know?
Bicoastal is a word whose meaningshifted in the 1970s to reflect our mobile society. Prior to that, the termwas occasionally used in generalcontexts involving both coasts (as in “a bicoastal naval defense“). Thesedays bicoastal is almost alwaysassociated with people who makefrequent trips between one coast and the other. An article with a Los Angeles dateline published in The New York Times in 1983 declaredbicoastal to be “a popular termamong an affluent, mobile set of Angelenos.” But Angelenos weren‘t the only ones using the term—by thattime, the word had already beenappearing in national magazines.