Definition of outlander in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtlandə/


North American
A foreigner or a stranger: here in the city I feel like a perpetual outlander
More example sentences
  • Almost by definition they were barbarian outlanders, foreigners alienated from their natal condition by cultural difference as well as, usually, by physical force.
  • I think that must have been how it felt to live on the frontier, isolated from larger world events, working as the old-timers said from ‘can’ to ‘can't’ and letting those outlanders take care of themselves.
  • Compared with the courage of these two outlanders, we in the D.C. press corps pay only lip service to the supposed sanctity of the reporter's right to protect his sources.

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