Definition of northerner in US English:


(also Northerner)


  • A native or inhabitant of the north, especially of the northern US.

    • ‘Ten years ago, Ivorians weren't northerners or southerners.’
    • ‘The possibility that the historic figure was a northerner rather than a southerner has been revived with the launch of a new Hollywood film, called simply King Arthur, which will be screened in this country from July 30.’
    • ‘To determine if this was the case requires a comparison of foreigners, northerners, and southerners at the same levels of wealth.’
    • ‘Surely this pattern can be taken as an indication of the preferences of landlords and other northerners.’
    • ‘Those moving north, who have made a killing on their property sale in London, are competing with wealthier northerners for the better properties.’
    • ‘The study found that, compared with visitors from the south of England, northerners were twice as likely to have phoned in sick so that they could spend the day at Alton Towers.’
    • ‘To those, mainly northerners, who denounced the brutality, others, often southerners, replied that the exemplary punishment was justified by its outcome.’
    • ‘The framework of clans is of great importance to most Chadians, be they northerners or southerners, though clans are of declining relevance in the towns.’
    • ‘Though they were few in the countryside, northerners and foreigners concentrated in large numbers in urban places.’
    • ‘The tendency of southerners to outnumber northerners in the army continued to the outbreak of civil war.’
    • ‘Being a northerner, I didn't like Southern Ice Tea when I first tried it.’
    • ‘Two minutes later Simon Rea was unfortunate to see the ball cross the square with the goalie gone and still the ball didn't go into the Monaghan net, a mighty let off for the northerners.’
    • ‘Yet, in a week when four Highland clubs are aspiring to follow Inverness up the leagues, the absences also serve as a measure of how far Paterson's northerners have come in five short seasons.’
    • ‘As it happened the group was fairly evenly divided between northerners and southerners.’
    • ‘It was conducted by market researchers Taylor Nelson Sofres, and showed more southerners than northerners wished to lose weight.’
    • ‘There are a lot of northerners who've moved down there.’
    • ‘She was a quiet southern belle and I was a loud northerner.’
    • ‘As a result of much dissatisfaction with far away government in Adelaide, several northerners formed the Great Northern League.’
    • ‘The northerners were never allowed any leeway.’
    • ‘As a northerner who is admittedly guilty of having done some southern bashing in my time, I am ashamed of the intellectual vanity of these people, and of my own past mockery.’