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Northerner

[ nawr-ther-ner ]

noun

  1. (sometimes lowercase) a native or inhabitant of the North, especially the northern U.S.
  2. (lowercase) norther.


Northerner

/ ˈnɔːðənə /

noun

  1. sometimes not capital a native or inhabitant of the north of any specified region, esp England or the US


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Northerner1

First recorded in 1825–35; northern + -er 1

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Example Sentences

A Northerner brought to Georgia decades ago as a child, George never developed any sympathy for the Southern cause.

The Southern white man has the advantage of far more actual contact with Negroes than the Northerner.

It was the clutch of something racial and inherited—a something which the Northerner hardly knows.

He was no ice-bound northerner, to nurse his fires deep within, and to wax more stony the more they burned.

The terrible, slow-kindling anger of this Northerner made Durnovo catch his breath.

In shipwreck it is the exceptional Northerner who forgets his duty, and the exceptional Southerner who is bound by it.

But the northerner was not suited by nature for the hot and enervating climate of the south.

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