colonist


col·o·nist

noun \ˈkä-lə-nist\

: a person who lives in a colony

: a person who helps to create a colony

Full Definition of COLONIST

1
:  a member or inhabitant of a colony
2
:  one that colonizes or settles in a new country

Examples of COLONIST

  1. British colonists settled the area in the 18th century.
  2. <over time the colonists began to sense that they were becoming a people unto themselves>

First Known Use of COLONIST

1701

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