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Westerner

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noun West·ern·er \ˈwes-tə(r)-nər\

Simple Definition of Westerner

  • : a person born, raised, or living in North America or Western Europe

  • : a person born, raised, or living in the western U.S.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Westerner

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of the West; especially :  a native or resident of the western part of the United States

  2. 2 :  one advocating the adoption of western European culture especially in 19th century Russia

Examples of westerner in a sentence

  1. Westerners tend to be unfamiliar with Asian customs.



1599

First Known Use of westerner

1599


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