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

Definition of expat

chiefly British
: an expatriate person : expatriate

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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 Gentlemen stars Matthews McConaughey as an American expat living in London who wants to sell off his cannabis empire. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Box Office: 'Bad Boys for Life' Stays No. 1 With Big $34M, '1917' Marches to $16M," 26 Jan. 2020 More Film Reviews The king of the crooked hill in this new caper is Mickey Pearson, an American expat played purringly by Matthew McConaughey. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘The Gentlemen’: Blithe Thuggery With Flair to Spare," 23 Jan. 2020 And according to the country’s 2011 census, fully 45 percent of the city’s population was born abroad—an expat American and an Englishman will fit right in. Nicole Clausing, Sunset Magazine, "Fit for a Prince: Where in the West Should Meghan and Harry Move?," 16 Jan. 2020 Birchall assumed the name James Brickhouse for his dealings with Howard-Higgins, and as Brickhouse, used more than $50,000 of Musk’s funds to hire the investigator to dig into the expat’s history. Wired, "Elon Musk's Mouth, and Tweets, Land Him in Trouble Again," 8 Oct. 2019 Rouses: Resident Louisiana expat David Holloway, who found the baby in the Publix cake, brought in a Rouses cake on the day the office had a big birthday luncheon. al, "Never buy the last king cake in the store," 20 Jan. 2020 Additional Lauren favorites include nineteen-twenties French Riviera expat style, Native American lore, Old Hollywood glamour, and thirties- and forties-era workwear. The New Yorker, "Ralph Lauren’s American Dreams," 5 Dec. 2019 Betts and the Red Sox have never gained traction on a long-term deal, but his fate seemed particularly sealed with the dismissal of win-now-always GM Dave Dombrowski and hiring of Rays expat Chaim Bloom. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Five burning questions for MLB's Winter Meetings," 5 Dec. 2019 According to the latest survey from InterNations, an expat network, Denmark is the second-hardest country in which to settle in, after Kuwait. BostonGlobe.com, "MullenLowe and Mediahub moving to the Seaport," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of expat

1962, in the meaning defined above

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10 Feb 2020

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“Expat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expat?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=e&file=expat001. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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