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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
1820-1830
1820-30; southern + -er1
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  • southerners considered them ready to loot and plunder the defeated south.
  • southerners rejected the denials of republicans that they were abolitionists.
British Dictionary definitions for southerners

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 southerners

southerner

n.

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

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