Definition of foreigner in English:

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foreigner

Pronunciation: /ˈfɒrɪnə/

noun

1A person born in or coming from a country other than one’s own.
Example sentences
  • This foreigner was born in Japan, as were his parents.
  • The name of a child born to a foreigner in Bulgaria will be determined according to the parents' decision.
  • Not that I don't think it's a good idea - hell, if it had been my misfortune to be born a foreigner, I might do the same - but I wonder what put it in their heads to do it now.
1.1 informal A person not belonging to a particular place or group; a stranger or outsider.
Example sentences
  • All foreigners and outsiders, however, were suspect in everybody's eyes.
  • Targeting wealthy foreigners, houses for outsiders were much more expensive than houses for locals.
  • Their job is to assault all outsiders and foreigners in the village!
Synonyms
alien, foreign national, non-native, immigrant, settler, newcomer, stranger, outsider;
visitor, tourist;
British  incomer;
Northern English  offcomer;
SE Asian  gweilo
2British informal A piece of work done for private gain without an employer’s permission or without declaration to the relevant authorities.

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