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[suhth -ruh n] /ˈsʌð rən/
Southern U.S. southerner (def 2).
(usually initial capital letter) Scot. a native or inhabitant of England.
Origin of southron
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English; earlier southren (variant of southern), modeled on Saxon, Briton, etc. Unabridged
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  • These are the reflections which occur, somewhat obviously, to the southron.

    Adventures in Criticism Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • At first Warren smiled, then he swore, as only a chivalrous southron can!

    The Ghost Breaker Charles Goddard
  • The southron's might; he wouldn't want to be caught between blaster-range and rifle-range of Raud the Keeper again.

    The Keeper Henry Beam Piper
  • But he made no secret of the fact that he was an unreconstructed southron.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • And so, whizzing at forty-five miles an hour, southron and Yank were drawing into the brotherhood of a common sympathy.

    Kitty's Conquest Charles King
  • Minutes passed, and then the southron in yellow came out and ran forward.

    The Keeper Henry Beam Piper
  • If I may say it, every southron of the old régime was a statesman by nature and training.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • The pass of Killiecrankie is now almost as familiar to the southron as to the Highlander.

    Claverhouse Mowbray Morris
  • Windy it is, as Carlyle p. 216says, and with a rawness in its air that calls forth shivers from the southron even in midsummer.

  • No, no—these are sports for the wealthy southron, not for the poor Scottish noble.

    The Fortunes of Nigel Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for southron


(mainly Scot) a Southerner, esp an Englishman
(Scot) the English language as spoken in England
(dialect, mainly Southern US) an inhabitant of the South, esp at the time of the Civil War
(mainly Scot) of or relating to the South or to England
Word Origin
C15: Scottish variant of Southern
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for southron



"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"]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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