adjective, often capitalized
state·​side | \ ˈstāt-ˌsīd \

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

Now, the stateside fans who want to see the Thai interpretation of the show are going to get their chance: Drag Race Thailand will be available for U.S. viewers to watch with subtitles on WOW Presents Plus starting May 4. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "'Drag Race Thailand' Will Sashay Its Way to the United States Next Month," 17 Apr. 2018 Celebrations commenced stateside and a mosaic of glitter filled streets across the U.S. in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Ivana Rihter, Vogue, "How 4 Next-Gen Makeup Lines Are Serving the Transgender Community," 30 July 2018 By 2011, Saito -- who grew up both stateside and in Japan -- had placed eight songs on a Japanese release from K-pop group Girls’ Generation and decided to make connecting American and Asian talent her focus. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "48 Music Biz Jobs of Tomorrow -- And How to Get Them," 28 June 2018 After commanding special forces in Fallujah during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Chaby returned stateside and began sharing his lessons with sports teams. Alex Prewitt,, "Young, Talented and in the Stanley Cup Hunt, the Lightning Are Poised for Long-Term Success," 16 May 2018 The benefit for both sides is to grow the sport by giving international athletes exposure stateside and by having a high-caliber tournament as a pipeline for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Curtis Zupke,, "Top beach volleyball tours come together to create a supersize Huntington Beach Open," 3 May 2018 From Boston's new Greenway Park to Miami's sparkling coastline to Seattle's bustling Pike Place Market, there are a million and one reasons to stay stateside and explore the outdoor havens that make these cities so darn picturesque. Claire Volkman, Marie Claire, "The 8 Most Instagrammable U.S. Cities to Visit This Summer," 1 June 2017 Corso Como Was there any hotter spot this fashion week than 10 Corso Como, Carla Sozzani’s first stateside fashion, design, and art concept store? Elise Taylor, Vogue, "From Goop Lab to One Kings Lane: 8 New Design Destinations to Know," 7 Nov. 2018 This cascading effect had negative implications for stateside squadrons and pilot training. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Navy's Fighter Shortage Is Finally, Slowly Improving," 20 Aug. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

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 California has been a leading state in banning fur products stateside. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Los Angeles Might Become the Largest U.S. City to Ban the Sale of Fur," 19 Sep. 2018 The pop star launched her tour with an opening four-week run stateside, kicking off in Phoenix on May 8. Bob Allen, Billboard, "Taylor Swift's Record-Setting Reputation Tour Earns $54 Million in First Five Cities," 31 May 2018 Meanwhile, back stateside on the West Coast, Selena Gomez paired Oscar de la Renta’s toile two-piece ensemble with a flyaway updo that showcased how breezy bangs and loose tendrils are the solution to heat-proof glamour. Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Looks: Week of July 1, 2018," 3 July 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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