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[south-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st]
  1. southernmost.
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Origin of southmost

before 900; Middle English southmest, Old English sūthmest; see south, -most
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Historical Examples of southmost

  • Most is sometimes added to a substantive, as, topmost, southmost.

    A Grammar of the English Tongue

    Samuel Johnson

  • It was necessary, if F12A was to be held by us, that the southmost stretch of F13 should be cleared of the enemy.

  • The ocean lay unruffled along the rocky headlands of Ireland's southmost shore.

  • The shorter diagonal, from northmost base of Ziscaberg to southmost of Hradschin, is perhaps a couple of miles.

  • Sandy went to the door and knocked, and in a little while one answered at the southmost of the windows.

Word Origin and History for southmost


Old English suðmest; see south + -most.

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