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


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 stateside stuff drags (the movie runs two hours, 20 minutes) but when the story shifts to Sweden, everything changes, including the light. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "‘Midsommar’ Review: Building a Horror Møusetrap With Swedish Bait," 2 July 2019 Far From Home had the advantage of unfurling in China ahead of North America, however, whereas Homecoming didn't release in the Middle Kingdom until two months after its stateside start. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "China Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Rides Rave Word-of-Mouth to $98M Opening," 1 July 2019 The 5th Fleet, though, doesn’t have warships of its own and instead relies on vessels and aircraft rotated in from the enormous 7th Fleet in the Pacific as well as stateside fleets. Megan Rose, ProPublica, "Trump Keeps Talking About the Last Military Standoff With Iran — Here’s What Really Happened," 24 June 2019 In 2013, Waters was back stateside and transitioned into recruiting. Casey Smith, Indianapolis Star, "A former Hoosier says he was just doing his job in combat. The Pentagon says he's a hero.," 19 June 2019 Phantasy Star Online 2, one of the most popular PC games, will be available stateside on the Xbox One in 2020. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Phantasy Star 2 is coming to the Xbox One for free next year," 9 June 2019 Long a favorite throughout Georgia, Armenia, and much of the rest of the former Soviet Union, khachapuri has been enjoying an extended boom of sorts stateside. Sunset, "This Cheese-Stuffed, Butter-Topped Pizza Is All the Rage—and You Should Grill It Now!," 22 Jan. 2018 Rather than stay stateside in the G League or prep school, LaMelo explained that Australia presented him with the best path to becoming the No. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "LaMelo Ball headed to Australia, and then the Phoenix Suns in the NBA draft?," 17 June 2019 The 21-year-old Cuban continued a blistering start to his stateside career with five more dominant innings in low Single-A Fort Wayne’s 2-1 win over visiting Kane County on Monday night. Jeff Sanders,, "Michel Baez remains unbeaten in Padres system," 25 July 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

The housing shortage has led U.S. towns to follow the rest of the market and raise prices—despite a solid deal per square foot—making village living stateside less affordable than the European version. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Tired of Your One-Bedroom? You Can Own This Entire Town For Less Than A U.S. Home," 17 May 2019 Get ready: the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may be heading stateside next year. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Reportedly Planning a U.S. Trip," 18 July 2018 By Kevin Begos Algonquin, 277 pages, $26.95 Newsletter Sign-up Back stateside, Mr. Begos found nowhere to buy Cremisan wines. Peter Hellman, WSJ, "‘Tasting the Past’ Review: Uncorking the World," 2 Aug. 2018 The beloved Belgian designer arrived stateside at a tough time for American fashion (and America in general), offering a beacon of hope. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "11 Reasons to Be Excited About The Year in Fashion," 4 Jan. 2019 Also this month, Mercedes-Benz pulled the silk off its new EQC electric SUV, expected to arrive stateside in 2020. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Jaguar I-Pace: An Electric SUV Hot on Tesla’s Heels," 21 Sep. 2018 Learn about some other Korean skincare beauty products that are getting rave reviews stateside. Barbara Brody, Good Housekeeping, "7 Women Over 40 Share the Healthy Aging Secrets They Swear By," 3 Aug. 2018 Willis has already taken the new music on the road, with a summer full of dates on the books stateside and abroad. Chuck Dauphin, Billboard, "Kelly Willis Talks New Record, Collaborating With Her Husband, and Touring Again," 26 June 2018 Lehman is directed by Sam Mendes and is brilliantly executed by three of England’s finest stage actors—Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles and Adam Godley, all of whom will be doing it stateside too. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "On Stage, a Capitalist Morality Tale With Questions for Today," 19 Oct. 2018

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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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: in or to the U.S.

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