Southern English


: the English spoken especially by cultivated people native to or educated in the South of England

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Southern English was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near Southern English

Cite this Entry

“Southern English.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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