Definition of southern adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also Southern) adjective
BrE BrE//ˈsʌðən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌðərn//
(abbreviation S) [usually before noun]
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located in the south or facing south; connected with or typical of the south part of the world or a region the southern slopes of the mountains southern Spain a southern accent Word OriginOld English sūtherne (from south + -ern).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: southern