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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Examples of incomer in a Sentence

a steady stream of incomers to Australia from all parts of the Commonwealth
Recent Examples on the Web Loeb also hopes to design—in collaboration with space agencies or companies--a launch-ready space mission to study an incomer at close quarters. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, 26 July 2021 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, 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, 6 Jan. 2020 Among the missiles in its launch tubes are some designed to shoot down incomers. The Economist, 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, 21 Oct. 2019 As for whether the potential incomer is married or single? Natalie Stone,, 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, 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., 17 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of incomer

1526, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of incomer was in 1526

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“Incomer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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