North·​ern·​er ˈnȯr-t͟hər-nər How to pronounce Northerner (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of the North
especially : a native or resident of the northern part of the U.S.

Examples of Northerner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web George is a proud uncle to her two children Ada had two children with her husband Norman, who died in October 2004 of a sudden heart attack, according to The Northerner. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 12 Mar. 2024 That was to safeguard racial slavery from the threat posed by the election of an antislavery Northerner, Abraham Lincoln, as president of the United States. Daniel Feller, The Conversation, 20 Apr. 2023 And for this frostbitten Northerner, the opportunity to let the sun shine in was too great to pass up. Jamie Kitman, Car and Driver, 1 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Northerner was in 1599

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“Northerner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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North·​ern·​er ˈnȯr-t͟hə(r)-nər How to pronounce Northerner (audio)
: a person born or living in the North (as of the U.S.)
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