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 The guileless turns of the film's real-life highlander cast also grounds the film nicely and act as an effective foil to Ugyen. Thomas Page, CNN, 24 Mar. 2022 The show's core relationship, that of Claire and eternally-hunky Scottish highlander Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan) remains one of the steamiest on modern television. Taylore Glynn, Allure, 5 Mar. 2022 The tan exterior is complemented by an orange highlander plaid interior. Staff Reports, The Arizona Republic, 28 Jan. 2022 Linked together by a series of tiny medieval hamlets, the area is known for its distinct highlander culture, mysterious folk customs and ancient local tongue. Melanie Hamilton, CNN, 16 Dec. 2021 Outlander fans know Sam Heughan for his performance as Jamie Fraser, a Scottish highlander in the 1700s. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 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, 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, 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, 4 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of highlander

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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3 Apr 2022

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“Highlander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highlander. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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