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 The book dives deep into hunter’s successes here stateside, including the development and legislation of a strong fairchase ethic, and the birth of the American model of conservation. Outdoor Life, "Four books every hunter should read," 20 Apr. 2020 As recently as 2007, Irish distillers were selling less than 1 million nine-liter cases stateside, but sales soared to nearly 4.9 million annually, according to data from industry advocate the Distilled Spirits Council. John Kell, Fortune, "Big liquor brands are pushing to incorporate more Irish whiskey in popular cocktails," 17 Mar. 2020 Just 36 hours after returning to the U.S. from Antarctica, the two bid farewell to stateside family and friends and headed for the Philippines. Tanya Ward Goodman, Travel + Leisure, "This Couple Gave Up Having a Home to Travel Full-time — and Then Coronavirus Hit," 6 Apr. 2020 And, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, no one can say for sure whether those three stateside major championships will even take place this year. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, "British Open canceled; the Masters is tentatively rescheduled for November," 6 Apr. 2020 Instead of having a raw international prospect toil overseas indefinitely, Golden State could bring him stateside and develop him in its system in Santa Cruz. Connor Letourneau,, "Warriors mailbag: Odds of Golden State landing Giannis Antetokounmpo?," 5 Apr. 2020 That’s why Spanish competition fly anglers invented them and Team U.S.A. members brought them home to use on stateside trout. Morgan Lyle, Field & Stream, "9 Simple Flies for Catching Early-Season Trout," 30 Mar. 2020 President Trump tweeted upon hearing of the couple’s stateside residence. Ineye Komonibo,, "Meghan & Harry’s Lives Are About To Drastically Change Now That They’re Officially No Longer Royals," 30 Mar. 2020 Broadhurst and her team were among the first stateside clinicians to create their own effective diagnosis test. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "A Guide To the Global Battle Against the Coronavirus," 25 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Alfa Romeo has not announced its decision on whether to bring the GTA or GTAm to the United States, so the Giulia Quadrifoglio remains the hottest version of the Giulia that can be bought stateside. Mihir Maddireddy, Car and Driver, "Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA Now Comes in Historic Racing Liveries," 1 May 2020 As the virus has continued its global spread, universities across Wisconsin and around the nation have been canceling study abroad trips and bringing students who are in those countries back stateside. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "First study abroad, now spring break. As coronavirus spreads, UW-Madison tells students to stay put.," 9 Mar. 2020 If the Sportback body arrives stateside, it'll be reserved for the upcoming plug-in hybrid. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Audi A3 Sportback TDI Gives Us a Taste of What's Coming," 10 Apr. 2020 After moving stateside in 2017, the 26-year-old has been on fire in front of goal, grabbing the attention of the world and linking the forward with a possible move back to Europe., "Josef Martinez: 5 Things to Know About Atlanta United's Record-Breaking Striker," 20 Aug. 2019 After a couple more years overseas, perhaps Zagars is ready to move stateside for a spot in Golden State’s rotation. Connor Letourneau,, "Warriors mailbag: Which prospect is the best fit? Players staying in shape?," 28 Mar. 2020 Following over 100 international shows in Europe, South America, and Australia, Rieu will return stateside in March, playing nine shows in Florida, California, Phoenix, and Las Vegas between March 11-22. Eric Frankenberg, Billboard, "Andre Rieu Leads Charge of Classical Artists on Hot Tours," 6 Feb. 2020 And all of its retail stores stateside have been closed since March 17. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, "Disney to Furlough Staffers "Whose Jobs Aren't Necessary at This Time"," 2 Apr. 2020 While Goodwin was vacationing in Hong Kong, his company shut down operations, forcing him to fly out of Hong Kong and return stateside, leaving clothes and other possessions behind. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Big Ten fans think coronavirus protections 'a bit of an overreaction'," 12 Mar. 2020

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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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9 May 2020

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“Stateside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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: in or to the U.S.

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