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Definition of "northerner" []

  • A native or inhabitant of the north, especially the northern United States. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "northerner" in a sentence
  • "He is a tall, thin Chinese northerner with a pockmarked face."
  • "The northerner was a hundred feet away and widening the gap."
  • "Nor should one stop with Charlemagne (who, for purposes of argument, might be dubbed a "northerner"), but go back to Emperor Justinian whose Italian war in the middle of the sixth century was not only an effort to reconstitute Imperial power throughout the Mediterranean but a determined and brutal crusade against the Ostrogoths who had accepted Arian Christianity."