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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɔːnə/
- IPA(key): /ˈsɔɹnəɹ/
- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)nə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: sorn‧er
sorner (plural sorners)
- (Scotland) One who obtrudes themselves on another for bed and board.
- 1841 October, “Homer and the Homeridæ”, in Sketches: Critical and Biographic (De Quincey’s Works; VI), London: James Hogg & Sons, →OCLC, page 303:
- It is our old friend the poet, but with a new face; he is now a soldier, a sailor, a king, and, in case of necessity, a very fair boxer, or "fistic artist," for the abatement of masterful beggars, "sorners," and other nuisances.
- “sorner”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.