high·​land·​er | \ ˈhī-lən-dər How to pronounce highlander (audio) \

Definition of highlander

1 : an inhabitant of a highland
2 capitalized : an inhabitant of the Highlands of Scotland

Examples of highlander in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Outlander fans know Sam Heughan for his performance as Jamie Fraser, a Scottish highlander in the 1700s. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About the New Period Drama, Mr Malcolm's List," 18 June 2020 Population groups that don’t have deep local roots, like the thousands of Guatemalan highlanders who have moved to the Bay Area in recent years, have become especially tough to track now that most face-to-face contact is impossible. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: April 15-16," 24 Apr. 2020 But like the highlander (the one with the sword, not the Toyota SUV) there can be only one, and 2020's World Urban Car of the Year is the Kia Soul EV. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2020 World Car of the Year awards are out, and the winner is…," 8 Apr. 2020 Pem and her fellow highlanders have become some of the wealthiest people in Bhutan, the heart of an unusual economy. Chris Jones, WSJ, "A Rare Look at One of the World’s Most Isolated Mountain Treks," 4 Feb. 2020 The plan was to compare 35 men suffering from CMS, all highlanders, with 20 healthy residents and with healthy people living at lower elevations. Xing Liu, Science Magazine, "At 5100 meters elevation, a Peruvian gold mining town is the world’s highest settlement—and a good place to study how life at extremely low oxygen levels ravages the body.," 12 Sep. 2019 The seats, taken from a 2010 GMC Sierra, are covered in highlander plaid fabric. Dan Neil, WSJ, "The Fantasy Utility Vehicle: A $300,000 Nostalgia Trip," 27 June 2019 Halifax Waterfront The Canada Day revelry begins with pancake breakfasts in both Dartmouth and Halifax, a parade, and a military highlander performance at the historic Citadel Hill. Kate Kelleher, refinery29.com, "These Are The Best Canada Day Fireworks Across The Country," 25 June 2019 Beall and others have shown that Tibetans, as well as highlanders of Ethiopia and the Andes, have adapted to elevation. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, "The World Is Our Niche," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of highlander

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Highlander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highlander. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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