out-of-stater

noun
out-of-stat·​er | \ -ātə- \
plural -s

Definition of out-of-stater

1 : a visitor from another state
2 : a person whose legal domicile is in one state but who lives for an extended time in another state (as to attend college)

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First Known Use of out-of-stater

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for out-of-stater

from the phrase out of state + -er entry 2

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Cite this Entry

“Out-of-stater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out-of-stater. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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