ex·​pat ˈeks-ˌpat How to pronounce expat (audio)
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 These innovative approaches provide flexible health insurance options that cater to the unique needs of various employee groups, including long-term employees, short-term workers, and expats, streamlining the process and ensuring comprehensive coverage for all team members. Q Hamirani, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Traditionally, in a patriarchal cannon, as pioneering feminist Charmian Clift, another expat on Hydra, tells Marianne Ilhen, that connotes a young woman who inspires with her beauty. John Hopewell, Variety, 19 Mar. 2024 The romantic vision of expat life usually doesn’t include comparison shopping for vacuums or sitting with a dictionary and list of rules for how to set out paper recycling. Gabe Bullard, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 She is tasked with working as a ‘bridge’: living with, assisting, and monitoring the expat known as ‘1847’ or Commander Graham Gore. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 19 Mar. 2024 In the Canggu area, there's a large community made up of expats and locals who have honed a culture of healthy eating, surfing, and mindful yoga sessions. Maya Kachroo-Levine, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2024 The band has been touring the world in a form of self-exile, performing for Russian expats abroad, including the sizable Russian community of expats and tourists in Phuket. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 31 Jan. 2024 In Salinas, Steven McKay, 46, a retired juvenile justice worker from Newport News, Virginia, who moved to Ecuador two years ago with his wife to stretch their pension, said in expat groups most are vowing to remain. USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024 Mexico is a popular expat and retirement destination, and while certain areas like the Riviera Maya or Cabo San Lucas could be pricy, towns like Aguascalientes in central Mexico allow seniors to live comfortably for under $1,000 a month. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 29 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of expat was in 1962

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“Expat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expat. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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