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southerner

[suhth -er-ner] /ˈsʌð ər nər/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of the south.
2.
(initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the southern U.S.
Origin of southerner
1820-1830
1820-30; southern + -er1
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  • "Take in slack, boy, take in slack," shouted the southerner.

    A Son of the City Herman Gastrell Seely
  • He is a southerner, and at fifteen a southerner is already a man.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • These strangers consist of an American general, who is a southerner, his attractive wife, and a singularly beautiful daughter.

  • But as she was evidently a southerner it was possible that she was very much younger.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • His hard gaze challenged the southerner; did more than challenge—weighed and condemned.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for southerner

Southerner

/ˈsʌðənə/
noun
1.
(sometimes not capital) a native or inhabitant of the south of any specified region, esp the South of England or the Southern states of the US
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Word Origin and History for southerner
n.

1817, American English, from southern. Contrasted with Yankee by 1828.

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