blijver

noun

blij·​ver
ˈblīvə(r)
plural -s
: a European who is a permanent resident of the Netherlands Indies

Word History

Etymology

Dutch, one that remains, from blijven to remain (from Middle Dutch blīven) + -er; akin to Old English belīfan to remain

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“Blijver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blijver. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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