Southernism

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noun South·ern·ism \ˈsə-thər-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of Southernism

  1. 1 :  an attitude or trait characteristic of the South or Southerners especially in the U.S.

  2. 2 :  a locution or pronunciation characteristic of the southern U.S.

1851

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1851

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