see also: Southern
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsʌðən/, /ˈsʌðn̩/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsʌðəɹn/, enPR: sŭth′ərn
  • (CA) IPA: /ˈsaʊðɚn/, enPR: south′ərn


  1. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the south.
  2. Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe or the southern United States.
    The southern climate.
  3. Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly.
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southern (plural southerns)

  1. Synonym of southerner#English|southerner

  • (RP, nonrhotic Southern American English) IPA: /ˈsʌð.ən/
  • (GA, rhotic Southern American English) IPA: /ˈsʌð.ɚn/


  1. (not in US) from or pertaining to the southern part of any region
  2. (chiefly, US) from or pertaining to the South, the south-eastern states of the United States, or to the inhabitants or culture of that region.
    • 1993, Lillian Kayte, Southern Surprise, published in the June 1993 issue of the Vegetarian Times, page 36:
      But although Southern cooking makes use of a cornucopia of vegetables, it also typically includes generous portions of meat and fried chicken. Even vegetable dishes and breads are often cooked with animal fat: Greens are fried in bacon grease [...]
    • 2004, Mark Ellwood, Todd Obolsky, Ross Velton, The Rough Guide to Florida, page 34:
      Southern cooking makes its presence felt throughout the northern half of the state. Vegetables such as okra, collard greens, black-eyed peas, fried green tomatoes, and fried eggplant are added to staples such as fried chicken, roast beef, and hogjaw — meat from the mouth of a pig.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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