ex·​pat | \ ˈeks-ˌpat How to pronounce expat (audio) \

Definition of expat

chiefly British
: an expatriate person : expatriate

Examples of expat in a Sentence

a network of expats in London keeps her from missing the family she left behind
Recent Examples on the Web The expat’s design projects include country homes, a renovation of Ruinart’s Champagne cellars, and a new Parisian bistro (see A-List Agenda). The Editors Of Elle Decor, ELLE Decor, 1 June 2022 Pre-pandemic, Oren Saar, a young Israeli immigrant living in New York, was introduced to a fellow-expat who had a side hustle making and selling Israeli food. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 3 June 2022 Clearly not busy enough: A chance encounter in Manhattan with Paul (Olivier Martinez), a Parisian expat with impossible bone structure and a seemingly unlimited capacity for afternoon delight, leads to a passionate affair. Darren Franich, EW.com, 10 May 2022 In a recent conversation with THR at Moon Knight‘s virtual junket, Isaac also discusses the English actor who inspired his portrayal of Steven, who was originally conceived as an American expat in London. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Mar. 2022 When an encounter with an American expat sparks a new connection, Emilia begins to see herself in a new light—both as a woman and as an artist. Keely Weiss, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Apr. 2022 The British expat who lives with his family in the Western Cape province of South Africa told a radio show Wednesday that each year, his wife, Marcela, and their children spend hours decorating the Christmas tree. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2021 Ansel Elgort plays Jake Adelstein, an expat from Missouri who, as the series begins, is about to become the first American journalist at Tokyo’s biggest newspaper. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Apr. 2022 Cleanness tells of an American expat living and teaching in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Week Staff, The Week, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of expat

1962, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jul 2022

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“Expat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expat. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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