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Definition of Southerner


  1. An inhabitant or native of the south, esp. of the Southern States of North America; opposed to Northerner.

Southerner Quotations

As a southerner born after the epic events of the civil rights movement, I've always wondered how on earth people of good will could have conceivably lived with Jim Crow - with the daily degradations, the lynchings in plain sight, and, as the movement gathered force, with the fire hoses and the police dogs and the billy clubs.
Jon Meacham

The educated Southerner has no use for an 'r', except at the beginning of a word.
Mark Twain

The Southerner is usually tolerant of those weaknesses that proceed from innocence.
Flannery O'Connor

Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men.
Stephen Ambrose

I am proud to be a Southerner. I think Southern hospitality is very... I don't think it's just a term. I think it really exists. You can come to Savannah, and the people are so sweet and so nice.
Paula Deen
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