Word of the Day 

bicoastal . 

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 coupleoften 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 beachynautical designs.” — Zoë ReadBaltimore SunJanuary 1, 2015

Did you know?
Bicoastal is a word whose meaningshifted in the 1970s to reflect our mobile societyPrior 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 affluentmobile set of Angelenos.” But Angelenos weren‘t the only ones using the term—by thattime, the word had already beenappearing in national magazines.


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