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southernism

[suhth -er-niz-uh m] /ˈsʌð ərˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
a pronunciation, expression, or behavioral trait characteristic of the U.S. South.
Origin of southernism
1860-1865
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65; Southern + -ism
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  • Somehow her crisp, cleancut speech (Joan had quite abandoned southernism) made his own seem hideous, drawling, uncouth.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly

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