from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who lives in the south, especially an Englishman as called by a Scotsman.
- n. A native or inhabitant of the American South. Used by the Confederates in the Civil War.
- adj. Scots Southern.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. southern
- adj. English, from England
- n. A southerner, someone from the south.
- n. An Englishman.
- n. Alternative capitalization of Southron
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inhabitant of the more southern part of a country; formerly, a name given in Scotland to any Englishman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or belonging to the southern United States.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of a southern country, or of the southern part of a country.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of the southern States of the American Union.
Middle English, variant of southerne, southern; see southern.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)