Definition of Southerner

1. Noun. An American who lives in the South.

Group relationships: South
Generic synonyms: American
Specialized synonyms: Confederate, Good Ol' Boy, Good Old Boy, Good Ole Boy

Definition of Southerner

1. n. An inhabitant or native of the south, esp. of the Southern States of North America; opposed to Northerner.

Definition of Southerner

1. Proper noun. Someone who comes from the south of a region, such as the United Kingdom. ¹

2. Proper noun. (American English) Anyone from one of the states which seceded in 1861 and briefly formed the Confederate States of America, or, more broadly, from some neighboring states as well; cf ''the South''. ¹

3. Proper noun. (US offensive) A white from that area, to the exclusion of blacks from that area, and sometimes to the exclusion of white women as well. ¹

4. Noun. (alternative spelling of Southerner) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Southerner

Southern Sotho
Southern Sudanese
Southern Tai
Southern Triangle
Southern Wakashan
Southern blot
Southern blot analysis
Southern blots
Southern blotted
Southern blotting
Southern crab apple
Southern dewberry
Southern hospitality
Southern yellow pine
Southern yellow pines
Southerner (current term)
Southey's tubes
Southwest Asia
Soviet KGB

Literary usage of Southerner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern Eloquence by Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh (1900)
"HUGH C. WALLACE THE Southerner IN THE WEST [Speech of Hugh C. Wallace at the fifth annual banquet of the New York Southern Society, February 21, 1891. ..."

2. Race Orthodoxy in the South: And Other Aspects of the Negro Question by Thomas Pearce Bailey (1914)
"Four years ago the publishers of "The Southerner" requested a number of Southern men, including myself, to give their opinion of the fitness of the book for ..."

3. The Homes of the New World: Impressions of America by Fredrika Bremer (1853)
""Yes, certainly I do; but so, doubtlessly, do we both; you as well as I." Southerner is silent. Myself. " I am certain that you, as well as I, wish freedom ..."

4. Slavery in South Carolina and the Ex-slaves by Austa Malinda French (1862)
"IT will not be denied that the Southerner is brave, generous, hospitable, warm-hearted. He seems formed to be the noble, honorable gentleman, frank, ..."

5. Literary and Theological Review by Leonard Woods, Charles D. Pigeon (1839)
"LETTERS TO A Southerner. But herein the writers of our day differ from ... LETTERS TO A Southerner. LETTER I. SIR,—My search has at last been successful. ..."

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