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According to the American Heritage Dictionary, to "whistle dixie" is "(to engage) in unrealistically rosy fantasizing". Usually, it's used in a negative way..."Don't just whistle Dixie", for example, means "Don't sit on your ass wasting time".

It comes from the popular southern song, Dixieland.

See also, self-delusion, daydreaming, and/or bullshit.
"Your angel's whistling dixie!"
-Ms. Scarlet in the movie "Clue", to a door-to-door evangelist

"What are you doing, sittin' on your ass whistling Dixie? Do some goddamn work for a change!"
-My eccentric co-worker
by MindsOfMongoose July 10, 2008
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"Where've you been Delilah? Out back again with that no good boyfriend , Whistling Dixie?"
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When a co-worker whistles nonstop all day long. And they are in close proximity to you.
Frank is so fucking annoying, he's been a regular Whistling Dixie all day.
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A rimjob from a diesel truck's exhaust that results in a whistling noise (similar to the sound made when you blow across the top of a glass bottle).
Colton's butthole looks like he's been whistling dixie all night.
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the particular high achieved by taking mushrooms (more commonly refered to as "tripping shrooms").
when you trip on shrooms you whistle dixie, or you ARE whistling dixie.

(if you've done shrooms you understand.)
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