[suhth -er-niz-uh m]
a pronunciation, expression, or behavioral trait characteristic of the U.S. South.
Origin of southernism
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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