East·​ern·​er ˈē-stər-nər How to pronounce Easterner (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of the East
especially : a native or resident of the eastern part of the U.S.

Examples of Easterner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many elements of everyday East German life disappeared quickly after reunification – often to Easterners’ relief. Rick Steves, Chicago Tribune, 8 Aug. 2023 His mother was an Easterner, his father a Westerner. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 20 July 2022 No one liked the idea of a wealthy Easterner coming in and dominating the valley. Heather Hansman, Outside Online, 9 Mar. 2020 Setting aside the fact that genetically the distance between Mary, a Middle Easterner, and a European, is far smaller than that between a European and a half-Maori actress, there’s a big geographical confusion. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 22 Jan. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Easterner was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Easterner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Easterner. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


East·​ern·​er ˈē-stə(r)-nər How to pronounce Easterner (audio)
: a person born or living in the East (as of the U.S.)
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