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noun den·i·zen \ˈde-nə-zən\

Simple Definition of denizen

  • : a person, animal, or plant that lives in or often is found in a particular place or region

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of denizen

  1. 1 :  inhabitant <denizens of the forest>

  2. 2 :  a person admitted to residence in a foreign country; especially :  an alien admitted to rights of citizenship

  3. 3 :  one that frequents a place <nightclub denizens>

Examples of denizen in a sentence

  1. <one of those muscle-bound denizens of the gym>

  2. <the polar bear is an iconic denizen of the snowy Arctic>



Origin of denizen

Middle English denizeine, from Anglo-French denisein, denzein inhabitant, inner part, inner, from denz within, from Late Latin deintus, from Latin de- + intus within — more at ent-


First Known Use: 15th century



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