- a native or inhabitant of the south.
- (initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the southern U.S.
Origin of southerner
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Examples from the Web for southerner
Note that this includes George H.W. Bush as a Southerner by virtue of his Texas residency.
Between 1952 and 2004, the major party Presidential tickets included at least one Southerner between them.
Before 2008, the last election not to include a Southerner was 1948, which included candidates from Kentucky and Missouri.
For a Southerner, he is relatively immune to the cult of Bobby Lee.The Best Civil War Books
April 15, 2011
Not since the Civil War had a white Southerner been voted into the Oval Office.Obama's Jimmy Carter Problem
Samuel P. Jacobs
September 22, 2010
But as she was evidently a Southerner it was possible that she was very much younger.
He is a Southerner, and at fifteen a Southerner is already a man.
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
- (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
Word Origin and History for southerner
1817, American English, from southern. Contrasted with Yankee by 1828.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper