ex·pat | \ ˈeks-ˌpat \

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

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These expats and others are a controversial issue in Iran. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, "Trump claims Obama gave citizenship to 2,500 Iranians during nuclear deal talks," 4 July 2018 Ever since, the New Afrika Shrine has attracted hip Nigerians and expats, including a young Emmanuel Macron, who once worked as an intern in the French embassy in Abuja. The Economist, "Emmanuel Macron pays tribute to Fela Kuti, a Nigerian musician," 5 July 2018 Photo: Akos Stiller for The Wall Street Journal Budapest VIII Gritty Gone Trendy Once the wrong side of the tracks, VIII is in full-blown makeover mode, home to young creatives and energetic expats. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "The Best of Budapest: A Guide for Strategic Travelers," 27 June 2018 There, Facebook identified me as a newlywed, away from my family, who travels frequently, has very liberal politics, is close friends with expats, and whose multicultural affinity in African-American. Nitasha Tiku, WIRED, "What's Not Included in Facebook's 'Download Your Data'," 23 Apr. 2018 The best hangout is Cannery Row Brewing Company, for craft beers and top-notch sliders, while the cannelés at Parker Lusseau Pastries are Paris-worthy—no wonder, given that chef Yann Lusseau is a bona fide French expat. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Days in Monterey and Big Sur," 16 Apr. 2018 Though Ubud is renowned for its shrines, don’t miss out on the superb shopping either: Gaya ceramics on its outskirts is a pottery shop run by two Italian expats that supplies brands like Bulgari with stoneware. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Places to Visit in July," 15 June 2018 American expats even gathered across from the U.S. consulate in Munich, Germany. NBC News, "Thousands across U.S. join 'Keep Families Together' march to protest family separation," 30 June 2018 One night last month at Noite Príncipe, the monthly party dedicated to the batida sound, the main room filled up gradually up with expats and tourists, hipsters and clubbers. Kate Hutchinson, New York Times, "Nídia Is Bringing the Sound of Lisbon’s Ghettos to the World," 14 June 2018

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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