Definition of southern
- a southern wind
the southern part of the state
the southern shore of the lake
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: located in or toward the south
: of or relating to the south
Southern : of or relating to the people born, raised, or living in the southeastern U.S.
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