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

The stateside system, where people have to pay for healthcare often via insurance providers, is very different to the UK’s, which is funded by general taxation. Jenny Deam, Houston Chronicle, "Help us investigate medical billing in the Texas health care industry," 3 July 2018 English-language remakes, such as Ugly Betty, Jane the Virgin, and Queen of the South, have done well stateside, as have Spanish-language telenovelas aired on Telemundo or dished out on Netflix. Lexi Pandell, WIRED, "Meet Germán Garmendia, the Aggressively Normal YouTube Superstar Who Wants It All," 8 June 2018 If stateside for Memorial Day—the unofficial kickoff to summer that centers on sea- or pool-soaked hair and beauty statements—you're in luck: in the South of France, Louis Vuitton's Resort 2019 show is offering ample wet-look mane inspiration. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Léa Seydoux Brings Wet Slicked-Back Hair to the Louis Vuitton Front Row," 28 May 2018 It has not been decided whether Bolden will stay stateside with the Sixers for the 2018-19 season or be returning to the international scene to play with Maccabi Tel Aviv after summer play concludes. Sarah Todd,, "Sixers' summer league preview: Which players could stand out in Las Vegas?," 5 July 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

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 Mike Emrick will call three NHL on NBC games stateside during the Olympics. Richard Deitsch,, "Media Circus: 2018 AFC, NFC Championships Pose as Major Test for NFL Viewership," 14 Jan. 2018 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

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First Known Use of stateside


1942, in the meaning defined above


1943, in the meaning defined above

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(United) States + side

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: in or to the U.S.

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