souther

1 of 2

intransitive verb

south·​er
ˈsau̇t͟hə(r)
-ed/-ing/-s
: to turn, veer, or shift to the south
used chiefly of the wind

souther

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -s
: a southerly wind
the anchorage offers pretty fair protection from anything except a souther

Word History

Etymology

Intransitive verb

south entry 1 + -er (as in batter entry 1)

Noun

south entry 1 + -er, noun suffix

First Known Use

Intransitive Verb

1615, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of souther was in 1615

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“Souther.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/souther. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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