Definition of colonist in English:

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colonist

Pronunciation: /ˈkɒlənɪst/

noun

A settler in or inhabitant of a colony.
Example sentences
  • Earlier in our journey, we'd passed a signpost for Colonia Suiza, a town settled by colonists from Switzerland.
  • Attempts by Spanish and French colonists to establish settlements were unsuccessful.
  • During the early days of settlement the colonists were constantly inventing things.
Synonyms
immigrant, newcomer;
British  incomer
historical planter
North American historical homesteader, habitant, redemptioner, squatter

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