foreigner

noun for·eign·er \ ˈfȯr-ə-nər , ˈfär- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of foreigner

1 :a person belonging to or owing allegiance to a foreign country
2 chiefly dialectal :one not native to a place or community :stranger 1c

Examples of foreigner in a Sentence

  1. I can tell by your accent you're a foreigner in these parts.

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First Known Use of foreigner

15th century


FOREIGNER Defined for English Language Learners

foreigner

noun

Definition of foreigner for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is from a country that is not your own


FOREIGNER Defined for Kids

foreigner

noun for·eign·er \ ˈfȯr-ə-nər \

Definition of foreigner for Students

:a person who is from a foreign country


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