southerner

[suhth-er-ner]

Origin of southerner

First recorded in 1820–30; southern + -er1
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Examples from the Web for southerner

Contemporary Examples of southerner

  • Note that this includes George H.W. Bush as a Southerner by virtue of his Texas residency.

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    Where Are The Southrons?

    Justin Green

    August 14, 2012

  • Between 1952 and 2004, the major party Presidential tickets included at least one Southerner between them.

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    Where Are The Southrons?

    Justin Green

    August 14, 2012

  • Before 2008, the last election not to include a Southerner was 1948, which included candidates from Kentucky and Missouri.

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    Where Are The Southrons?

    Justin Green

    August 14, 2012

  • For a Southerner, he is relatively immune to the cult of Bobby Lee.

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    The Best Civil War Books

    Malcolm Jones

    April 15, 2011

  • Not since the Civil War had a white Southerner been voted into the Oval Office.

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    Obama's Jimmy Carter Problem

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    September 22, 2010

Historical Examples of southerner

  • But as she was evidently a Southerner it was possible that she was very much younger.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • He is a Southerner, and at fifteen a Southerner is already a man.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • That "you" is a peculiar characteristic caress of the Southerner.

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson

  • She is as good a Southerner as any one, and also as good a Northerner and Westerner.

  • He did see the tip of the Southerner's shirt, and some one else felt him; for at that instant "crack!"

    Shoulder-Straps

    Henry Morford


British Dictionary definitions for southerner

Southerner

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 southerner
n.

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

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