Westerner

noun

West·​ern·​er ˈwe-stər-nər How to pronounce Westerner (audio)
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1
: a native or inhabitant of the West
especially : a native or resident of the western part of the U.S.
2
: one advocating the adoption of western European culture especially in 19th century Russia

Example Sentences

Westerners tend to be unfamiliar with Asian customs.

Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Westerner was in 1599

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Cite this Entry

“Westerner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Westerner. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

Westerner

noun

West·​ern·​er ˈwes-tə(r)-nər How to pronounce Westerner (audio)
: a person born or living in the West (as of the U.S.)

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