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- n. An unsophisticated resident of the town of Oldham or its surrounding area. Now more widely applied to residents of any the satellite towns of Greater Manchester who speak with a broad Lancashire accent. A Lancashire hillbilly or bumpkin.
From the use of the Lancashire dialect terms "yon" and "yonder". (Wiktionary)
"Yonner be he, young sahib," answered Ossaroo, pointing towards the precipice; "yonner sitee he -- ober da rock."
"Yonner it air, sure enuf!" says Woodley first sighting it.