Simple Definition of colonist
: a person who lives in a colony
: a person who helps to create a colony
Examples of colonist in a sentence
British colonists settled the area in the 18th century.
<over time the colonists began to sense that they were becoming a people unto themselves>
First Known Use of colonist
COLONIST Defined for Kids
Definition of colonist for Students
1 : a person living in a colony
2 : a person who helps to found a colony
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