noun mi·grant \ˈmī-grənt\

: a person who goes from one place to another especially to find work

: a bird or animal that moves from one area to another at different times of the year

Full Definition of MIGRANT

:  one that migrates: as
a :  a person who moves regularly in order to find work especially in harvesting crops
b :  an animal that shifts from one habitat to another
migrant adjective

Examples of MIGRANT

  1. migrants in search of work on farms
  2. Not all birds are migrants.

Origin of MIGRANT

Latin migrant-, migrans, present participle of migrare
First Known Use: 1760


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