- Southern U.S. southerner(def 2).
- (usually initial capital letter) Scot. a native or inhabitant of England.
Origin of southron
Examples from the Web for southron
At first Warren smiled, then he swore, as only a chivalrous Southron can!The Ghost Breaker
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.Birthright
- 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 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"]