adjective, often capitalized
state·​side | \ ˈstāt-ˌsīd How to pronounce stateside (audio) \

Definition of stateside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being in, going to, coming from, or characteristic of the 48 conterminous states of the U.S. transferred from Europe to stateside duty


adverb, often capitalized

Definition of stateside (Entry 2 of 2)

: in or to the continental U.S.

Examples of stateside in a Sentence

Adverb It's a car model that will be sold stateside for the first time next year. He's been living in England for several years but he's returning stateside next month.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The military’s global combatant commands are still experiencing higher vaccination rates versus stateside locations, the officials said. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Incentives not allowed for vaccination, but more service members getting the jab," 21 Apr. 2021 With all stateside American adults due to be eligible to receive a vaccine as early as this week, some expats have already opted to travel home for the jab. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, "The Americans Who Still Can’t Get Vaccinated," 19 Apr. 2021 Finding engineers globally will undoubtedly be a part of solving the U.S. talent shortage, but don’t expect to simply relocate global engineers to work at a stateside company headquarters. Clay Kellogg, Forbes, "The Era Of Employee Choice Is Here," 12 Apr. 2021 That brings the monster mashup’s stateside haul to $69.5 million, an impressive gross considering it comes in the midst of a global pandemic., "‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ leads box office again with $13.4 million weekend haul," 11 Apr. 2021 However, Place noted the overseas service members are being vaccinated at 10% to 15% higher rates than stateside service members. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Spoiled Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines slow overseas military vaccinations," 8 Apr. 2021 The Scarlet Lady was meant to make its delayed launch in July but in scheduling sailings to the U.K., Virgin canceled its stateside summer cruises. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Virgin Voyages moves cruise line debut to England, canceling sailings in US waters," 8 Apr. 2021 The stateside controversy over the vaccine comes just days after a host of European countries briefly paused its distribution to investigate some rare potential side effects. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "What to make of the AstraZeneca vaccine data — and the surrounding controversy," 29 Mar. 2021 With no permanent stores stateside, luxury British fragrance brand Clive Christian has debuted its first pop-up shop in the United States at Westfield Century City. Los Angeles Times, "Pop-ups. Merch drops. Events. Here are the 10 hottest things happening in L.A. this month," 17 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb But this week, his name is in the headlines stateside, as he's been accused of using his royal status for personal profit. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Who Is the Queen's Cousin, Prince Michael of Kent?," 10 May 2021 For comparison stateside, a 2020 Trevor Project survey revealed 40 percent of LGBTQ youth ages 13 and 24 have seriously considered suicide. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Tu Me Manques’ filmmaker discusses transformative movie about LGBTQ+ suicide," 6 May 2021 Though she was born in Japan, tennis champ Osaka’s formative years were spent stateside, racking up titles and developing an irreverent sense of style. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "The Met Gala Returns! Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman Will Co-chair the Ultimate Tribute to American Style," 3 May 2021 And to produce those EVs, the company wants to bring its supply chain stateside. Joey Lautrup, Time, "The Biden Administration Is Trying to Kickstart the Great American Electric Vehicle Race," 19 Apr. 2021 In that case, we're informed by Bentley that only 14 percent of the Spurs sent stateside will be equipped with the W-12. David Beard, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Bentley Flying Spur V-8 Oozes of Coin," 28 Apr. 2021 Part of that promotional effort starts with putting more racing on display stateside. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Can fast-growing Formula 1 become mainstream in the United States?," 24 Apr. 2021 Buford, back stateside from five years in Lyons, now lives in Brooklyn with his family., "Bill Buford on reading and learning from cookbooks," 22 Apr. 2021 That white space is similar to the niche Athleta has carved for itself stateside, by offering quality products at about 20% less than Lululemon. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Gap’s Athleta is competing on Lululemon’s home turf with first international stores," 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of stateside


1942, in the meaning defined above


1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stateside


(United) States + side

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30 Apr 2021

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“Stateside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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: in or to the U.S.

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