native speaker

noun

Definition of native speaker

: a person who learned to speak the language of the place where he or she was born as a child rather than learning it as a foreign language
  • a native speaker of Swahili
  • That kind of mistake is rarely made by native speakers.

Word by Word Definitions

native play
  1. : inborn, innate

  2. : belonging to a particular place by birth

  3. : closely related

  1. : one born or reared in a particular place

  2. : an original or indigenous inhabitant

  3. : something indigenous to a particular locality

speaker play
  1. : one that speaks

  2. : one who makes a public speech

  3. : one who acts as a spokesperson


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