[suhth-ruh n]


Southern U.S. southerner(def 2).
(usually initial capital letter) Scot. a native or inhabitant of England.

Origin of southron

1425–75; late Middle English; earlier southren (variant of southern), modeled on Saxon, Briton, etc. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for southron

Historical Examples of southron

  • At first Warren smiled, then he swore, as only a chivalrous Southron can!

    The Ghost Breaker

    Charles Goddard

  • But he made no secret of the fact that he was an unreconstructed Southron.

    Short Sixes

    H. C. Bunner

  • He will be called as a trusted Southron into the councils of the coast.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas

    Richard Henry Savage

  • Minutes passed, and then the Southron in yellow came out and ran forward.

    The Keeper

    Henry Beam Piper

  • If I may say it, every Southron of the old régime was a statesman by nature and training.


    T.S. Stribling

British Dictionary definitions for southron



mainly Scot a Southerner, esp an Englishman
Scot the English language as spoken in England
dialect, mainly Southern US an inhabitant of the South, esp at the time of the Civil War


mainly Scot of or relating to the South or to England

Word Origin for Southron

C15: Scottish variant of Southern
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Word Origin and History for southron



"inhabitant of the southern part of a country," late 15c., variant (originally Scottish and northern English) of southren (late 14c.), on analogy of Briton, Saxon, from Old English suðerne or Old Norse suðrænn "southern" (see southern). Popularized in English by Jane Porter's enormously popular historical novel "Scottish Chiefs" (1810), and adopted in U.S. by many in the Southern states. She also used it as an adjective. Old English had suðmann "Southman."

But the moment I heard he was in arms, I grasped at the opportunity of avenging my country, and of trampling on the proud heart of the Southron villain who had dared to inflict disgrace upon the cheek of Roger Kirkpatrick. ["Scottish Chiefs"]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper