southron

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from a Northumbrian alteration of earlier Old English suþern, suþærn. The switch from -ern to -ron is likely due to the influence of Old Norse rann (place, house, home) on Old English ærn (home, place). More at southern.

Adjective[edit]

southron (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Southern.
  2. (archaic, Scotland) English, from England.

Noun[edit]

southron (plural southrons)

  1. (archaic) A southerner, someone from the south.
  2. (archaic, Scotland) An Englishman.
  3. (Scotland, uncommon) A Lowlander, a Scottish person from south of the Highlands.
  4. Alternative letter-case form of Southron (someone from the Southern US)
    • 1890, T. C. DeLeon, Four Years in Rebel Capitals[1]:
      To the natural impressibility of the southron, the Louisianian adds the enthusiasm of the Frenchman.