in·​com·​er | \ ˈin-ˌkə-mər How to pronounce incomer (audio) \

Definition of incomer

chiefly British
: one who comes in : immigrant, newcomer

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Synonyms & Antonyms for incomer


emigrant, émigré (also emigré), immigrant, in-migrant, migrant, out-migrant, settler



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Examples of incomer in a Sentence

a steady stream of incomers to Australia from all parts of the Commonwealth

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Joseph Forro, fire chief at the airport's Fire and Rescue, said the ACE program gives employers the chance to train incomers. Alexandria Groth, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee summer job programs aim to give teens 'extraordinary opportunity'," 13 June 2019 Hours later Mark Hughes was shown the door after a four-and-a-half year spell at the Potters and incomer Paul Lambert watched from the stands as Stoke lost their next match 3-0 to Manchester United., "Stoke Supporters Fear New Signing's Shirt Number Spells Doom for Fan Favourite," 2 Feb. 2018 But people here are more wary of the prospect of incomers because of the region's particular history, according to Richter. Alexander Smith, NBC News, "How the fall of Berlin Wall paved way for Germany’s populists," 2 Feb. 2018 Companies which made a packet there, both incomers such as Apple and locals like Alibaba, are seeking pastures new. The Economist, "India’s missing middle class," 11 Jan. 2018 But consternation about the rights of incomers could nevertheless reduce the pull of a retirement in the sun—a key selling point of which is, after all, avoiding the stresses and strains of life back home. The Economist, "The sun sets on British pensioners’ migration to Europe," 19 Dec. 2017 The effect of gay incomers, though, doesn’t derive from the cliché idea of taste-making. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Predict an Emerging Destination," 12 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of incomer

1526, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of incomer

British : a person who comes to a place to live

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to take the place or position of

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