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southron

[suhth -ruh n] /ˈsʌð rən/
noun
1.
Southern U.S. southerner (def 2).
2.
(usually initial capital letter) Scot. a native or inhabitant of England.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; earlier southren (variant of southern), modeled on Saxon, Briton, etc.
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Southron

/ˈsʌðrən/
noun
1.
(mainly Scot) a Southerner, esp an Englishman
2.
(Scot) the English language as spoken in England
3.
(dialect, mainly Southern US) an inhabitant of the South, esp at the time of the Civil War
adjective
4.
(mainly Scot) of or relating to the South or to England
Word Origin
C15: Scottish variant of Southern
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Word Origin and History for southron

Southron

n.

"inhabitant of the southern part of a country," late 15c., variant (originally Scottish and northern English) of southren (late 14c.), on analogy of Briton, Saxon, from Old English suðerne or Old Norse suðrænn "southern" (see southern). Popularized in English by Jane Porter's enormously popular historical novel "Scottish Chiefs" (1810), and adopted in U.S. by many in the Southern states. She also used it as an adjective. Old English had suðmann "Southman."

But the moment I heard he was in arms, I grasped at the opportunity of avenging my country, and of trampling on the proud heart of the Southron villain who had dared to inflict disgrace upon the cheek of Roger Kirkpatrick. ["Scottish Chiefs"]

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