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 For a stateside paint color match, try a light gray-beige like Farrow & Ball's Drop Cloth or Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter. Elizabeth Sweet, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 July 2022 On Saturday, the shelter shared a video of Bob enjoying his stateside stay after a positive trip to the veterinarian. Vanessa Etienne,, 5 July 2022 This legislation authorizes a $500 million fund to support the semiconductor supply chain as well as the development and adoption of stateside semiconductor production. Deborah Wince-smith, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Hot 100 hit upon its stateside single release in 1964. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 7 June 2022 Playwright Danny Robins will be rewriting the script to set the action in America, and director Matthew Dunster will work with a new cast for the stateside production. Ashley Leestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2022 This mindset continues to have strong traction for domestic travel in 2022, although many people took a stateside vacation in 2021. Geoff Whitmore, Forbes, 21 June 2022 In addition to the opening of its new stateside locations, the platform will also open outposts in London and Shanghai within the next six months. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 June 2022 The stateside version of the Australian reality series chronicling the relationships and dating lives of people on the autism spectrum. Hau Chu, Washington Post, 18 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Fendi and Marni, two Italian powerhouses, will be coming stateside to present their spring 2023 shows. Sam Sussman, Vogue, 30 July 2022 After its global release in 2010, the latest Ford Ranger finally returned stateside for the 2019 model year. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 28 July 2022 When his five-year contract wrapped, Baek returned stateside and decided to pursue an MBA. Dianna Mazzone, Allure, 28 June 2022 Scroll on and virtually transport yourself to these picture-perfect houses guaranteed to inspire you to start exploring stateside. Isis Briones, House Beautiful, 16 July 2022 The Park Ridge, New Jersey, native — the lone American on either squad — made a strong impression in his return stateside. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 16 July 2022 In past years stateside, several officials have called for further exploration of REE (Rare Earth Element) deposits in the U.S. to cut reliance on foreign chip manufacturers. Fox News, 14 July 2022 Among exceptions currently on Canadian TV are CBC dramas like Diggstown and The Porter, both picked up stateside by BET+. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 July 2022 Eventually, Jones will return stateside for another run of U.S. shows starting in September. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 13 July 2022 See More

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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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4 Aug 2022

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“Stateside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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