foreigner

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noun for·eign·er \ˈfȯr-ə-nər, ˈfär-\

Definition of foreigner

  1. 1 :  a person belonging to or owing allegiance to a foreign country

  2. 2 chiefly dialect :  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.>

15th Century

First Known Use of foreigner

15th century


FOREIGNER Defined for English Language Learners

foreigner

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noun for·eign·er \ˈfȯr-ə-nər, ˈfär-\

Definition of foreigner for English Language Learners

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


FOREIGNER Defined for Kids

foreigner

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noun for·eign·er \ˈfȯr-ə-nər\

Definition of foreigner for Students

  1. :  a person who is from a foreign country



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