Definition of offcomer in English:

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offcomer

Pronunciation: /ˈɒfkʌmə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

dialect
An outsider or newcomer to a district.
Example sentences
  • Now his buildings have been sold to offcomers in shiny four-wheel drive vehicles speaking estuary English and playing the country gentleman.
  • These practices have been embraced by locals and ‘offcomers’ alike.
  • Wealthy outsiders are to be barred from buying new houses in the Yorkshire Dales in an attempt to stop offcomers pricing locals out of the housing market.

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