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state·​side ˈstāt-ˌsīd How to pronounce stateside (audio)
often capitalized
: being in, going to, coming from, or characteristic of the 48 conterminous states of the U.S.
transferred from Europe to stateside duty


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often capitalized
: 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
American whiskey is staring down a 50 percent tax when sent to Europe, which could hurt the stateside spirits industry, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 28 Nov. 2023 But Henri and Marie-Céleste, on a stateside visit, chauffeured my parents up there. Lucy Sante, The New Yorker, 11 Nov. 2023 Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union Open Up About Leaving Florida, Moving Family to California: 'Finding a Community' When the Wades — which also includes daughter Zaya, 16, and sons Xavier Zechariah, 9, and Zaire, 21 — are stateside, Great Wolf Lodge locations across the country are like a second home. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 14 Sep. 2023 Responding to the demands of stateside clients, the jackets are constructed with softer shoulder pads and lightweight canvassing. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2023 From the iconic mountain municipalities of Colorado to the wintriest escapes in the Northeast, here's where to plan a stateside ski vacation. Kayleigh Kulp, Travel + Leisure, 30 Oct. 2023 Travelers who appreciate off-season deals might consider Monaco or Savannah, Georgia, and for more stateside history and beauty, consider a trip to Alabama. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 31 Oct. 2023 During the first pandemic summer, both justices pressed on with their classes, teaching at stateside resorts. Jo Becker, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2023 Here is writer-director Bas Devos’ fourth feature (after Violet, Hellhole and Ghost Tropic), named best film in Berlin’s Encounters section and taking its stateside bow at the New York Film Festival. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Oct. 2023
While Thanksgiving festivities and glittering shopping adventures were taking place stateside, over the weekend in Paris, Le Bal des Débutantes, one of Europe’s most opulent debutante balls, took place inside the Shangri La Hotel. Kristen Bateman, Vogue, 27 Nov. 2023 David Beckham, 48, managed to bring one of the biggest international athletes stateside, and the magnitude of that feat is hardly lost on him. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 The movie hits theaters stateside on December 5, and in the UK on January 12. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 23 Nov. 2023 More than half-a-million of the B roadster and BGT coupe variants were built between 1963 and 1980, with 60 percent of them sold stateside. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 26 Oct. 2023 Bringing lithium extraction stateside could make a big difference for EV automakers that want to produce batteries here in the US, as most of them currently source lithium from other countries, including Australia, Argentina, Chile, and China. Emma Roth, The Verge, 13 Nov. 2023 One view holds that a considerable number of reporters and editors stateside are simply anti-Israel, if not outright antisemitic. Becket Adams, National Review, 12 Nov. 2023 Many are also looking stateside for inspiration in their own labor battles. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Nov. 2023 Seven of these can be found stateside; the rest are scattered across the global map. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History



(United) States + side

First Known Use


1942, in the meaning defined above


1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stateside was in 1942

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Cite this Entry

“Stateside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: of or relating to the U.S. as considered from outside its continental limits
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