South·​west·​ern·​er sau̇(th)-ˈwe-stər-nər How to pronounce Southwesterner (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of the Southwest
especially : a native or resident of the southwestern U.S.

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Southwesterner was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Southwesterner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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South·​west·​ern·​er sau̇(th)-ˈwes-tə(r)-nər How to pronounce Southwesterner (audio)
: a person born or living in a southwestern region (as of the U.S.)
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