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1. An expression or a pronunciation characteristic of the southern United States or southern England.
2. A trait, attitude, or practice characteristic of the South or southerners, especially in the United States.
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1. (Linguistics) an expression typical of the south
2. the characteristic of being southern
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south•ern•ism(ˈsʌð ərˌnɪz əm)
a pronunciation, expression, or behavioral trait characteristic of the U.S. South.
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|Noun||1.||southernism - a locution or pronunciation peculiar to the southern United States|
|2.||southernism - an attitude characteristic of Southerners (especially in the US)|
attitude, mental attitude - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun"
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