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

Hair Haven: Rob Peetoom Don't miss this Dutch salon's first stateside location. Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, "Your Beauty Guide to Brooklyn," 16 Apr. 2019 Raised in England, Tajima moved stateside several years ago to set herself up in a beautiful space in the heart of New York’s mountains and valleys. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Hana Tajima Is About So Much More Than Modest Fashion," 28 Mar. 2019 Spencer was able to help Meghan prepare for her baby's arrival during her recent stateside visit. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Abigail Spencer Thinks Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Baby Will Be "Lucky" to Have Them as Parents," 29 Mar. 2019 Welcome to the rise of pimple stickers, which have become very popular in Korea and are starting to gain traction stateside. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "Pimple Stickers Are Your New Blemish-Busting Savior," 15 Sep. 2015 On Gianni Versace’s birthday, Donatella and her Versace team will be stateside, presenting the brand’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection at a runway show in New York. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Versace Will Host Its First-Ever Pre-Fall Runway Show in New York," 12 Oct. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

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 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

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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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