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See also: Southron



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). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

More at southern.


southron (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, chiefly Scotland) Alternative form of southern: of or related to the south.
  2. (archaic, Scotland) Synonym of English: of or related to England.
  3. (US, archaic) Alternative form of Southern: of or related to the American South, particularly (historical) the Confederate States of America.


southron (plural southrons)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of southerner: someone from the south.
  2. (archaic, Scotland) Synonym of Englishman.
  3. (Scotland, uncommon) Synonym of Lowlander: a Scottish person from the low lands south of the Highlands.
  4. (US, archaic) Alternative form of Southerner: someone from the American South, particularly (US, historical) a Confederate citizen or soldier.
    • 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.