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

Once a Parisian girl’s pharmacy secret, Klorane’s under-eye patches are now available stateside. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "11 Cooling Beauty Products That Beat the Heat," 7 July 2018 Dario Saric was finally stateside and launching three-pointers. Jake Fischer,, "Sixers Should Follow Sam Hinkie's Process When Finding Bryan Colangelo's Successor," 7 June 2018 This quintessential British brand, which launched in 2001 by founder and designer Jane Lewis, has been a bit under the radar to those of us stateside. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything To Know About Goat, the First Brand Meghan Markle Wore As An Official Royal," 23 May 2018 Despite the pronounced influence of African music on American pop, few acts have made significant breakthroughs stateside. Richard Smirke, Billboard, "Why Labels Are Looking to Africa to Find the Next Global Pop Star," 9 Mar. 2018 While many of these cosmetic companies have yet to make waves stateside—save one all-day moisturizing lip balm that goes on white but leaves a matte, almost-powdery finish—that’s about to change. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "5 Danish Beauty Brands to Know, Just in Time for Copenhagen Fashion Week," 9 Aug. 2017 William and Harry also attended his stateside wedding in Memphis. Maura Hohman,, "Prince Louis' Godparents Have Finally Been Revealed!," 9 July 2018 My issue, though, is not one of flavor but one of optics, so a plea to Starbucks executives: Don’t make this a thing stateside. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Just Say No to the Starbucks Avocado Frappuccino," 5 July 2018 There are two stateside locations, in Georgia and Connecticut, and more in the pipeline. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "How to Keep Cooking-Obsessed Kids Busy This Summer," 19 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

In other words, senators will get an itch to run to the airport and fly home to campaign, go on family vacations or work stateside on important issues. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "Republicans may have won the optics war on Congress' summer recess fight," 9 June 2018 Her beagle, named Guy, has been living a charmed life in the U.K. for several months now, while the other is staying with close friends of hers back stateside. Maura Hohman,, "Harry Was Right! The Queen’s Corgis Aren’t the Only Dogs Who’ve Fallen in Love with Meghan Markle," 11 July 2018 The tour is currently traveling around Europe and will make its way stateside later this month. Lindsey V Thompson, Teen Vogue, "The Louvre Is Adding a Tour Inspired by Beyoncé and Jay-Z's "APESH*T" Music Video," 6 July 2018 Missing out, the thinking went stateside, would set back the development of American soccer, cost officials their jobs, and leave the rest of the planet wondering where on Earth those plucky Yanks had disappeared to. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "When the U.S. Misses the World Cup, Does It Make a Sound?," 20 June 2018 Through June 14, XXXTentacion’s albums had earned 2 million equivalent album units in the U.S., while his songs collectively generated 3.96 billion on-demand streams stateside, according to Nielsen Music. Trevor Anderson, Billboard, "XXXTentacion's Billboard Chart History: From 'Look at Me!' & 'Sad!' to No. 1 Album '?'," 18 June 2018 Sisters Ilona Hamer and Peta Heinsen have been making waves stateside as of late with their minimalist—but nevertheless Instagram-worthy!—swimwear label, Matteau, and last night’s dinner at Tribeca’s Yves was testament to that. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Swimwear Label Matteau Makes a Splash Stateside," 6 June 2018 The Martone for Peroni bikes officially debuted last month, and are available stateside as of June 6., "This Designer Bike Is Almost Too Beautiful To Ride," 6 June 2018 Saks, the store’s chief merchant Tracy Margolies revealed, has been a loyal supporter of the Versace label since all the way back in 1986, when Gianni introduced it stateside at a Studio 54 debut. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Donatella Versace Talks Entrepreneurship, the House’s Spring 2018 Tribute Collection, and Her Dog Audrey, at Saks," 21 Mar. 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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