A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country: they found it difficult to expel illegal immigrants [as modifier]: immigrant workers an immigrant village
More example sentences
- Another theme running through the huge demo was solidarity with refugees and immigrants.
- Yet immigrant workers contribute £2.5 billion to the British economy every year.
- These parties are not motivated by a defence of the right of immigrants to live where they choose.
newcomer, settler, incomer, new arrival, migrant, emigrant;
non-native, foreigner, foreign national, alien, outsider, stranger;
naturalized citizen, expatriate
Late 18th century: from Latin immigrant- 'immigrating', from the verb immigrare, on the pattern of emigrant.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.