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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a steady stream of incomers to Australia from all parts of the Commonwealth
Recent Examples on the Web In an overwhelmingly conservative state long dominated by the coal and timber industries, Fred Schaufeld wasn’t a typical corporate incomer. Peter Jamison, Washington Post, "Death threats and illegal voting: The war over a luxury resort in Harpers Ferry," 17 Feb. 2020 But the idea that such privileges might be under threat from incomers, either Hindu or Muslim, has now made Assam fertile ground for the BJP’s anti-Muslim drum-beat. Joseph Allchin, The New York Review of Books, "Why Hindu Nationalists Trialed India’s Citizenship Law in Assam," 6 Jan. 2020 Among the missiles in its launch tubes are some designed to shoot down incomers. The Economist, "Aircraft-carriers are big, expensive, vulnerable—and popular," 14 Nov. 2019 Other projects, like rent control, are clearly magic carpets that won’t fly: with the best intentions in the world, all rent control does is to reward the incumbents and punish the incomers. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "Why They Bulldozed Your Block," 21 Oct. 2019 As for whether the potential incomer is married or single? Natalie Stone,, "Bethenny Frankel Is Leaving The Real Housewives of New York City," 21 Aug. 2019 By 1964 the population had jumped to 7.44 million, with Uyghurs still in the majority at 54%, but the growth was largely driven by Han incomers, who now stood at 33% of the total. James Griffiths, CNN, "In seeking to control Kashmir, Modi may look to China's actions in Xinjiang and Tibet," 8 Aug. 2019 The news is certainly something of a respite for Arsenal fans, however, as the ever-reliable David Ornstein has stated that Unai Emery's side will pip late incomers Tottenham to the signing of AS Saint-Etienne centre half Saliba., "Arsenal to Win William Saliba Race While Deals for Dani Ceballos & Kieran Tierney Edge Closer," 17 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of incomer

1526, in the meaning defined above

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“Incomer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of incomer

British : a person who comes to a place to live

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