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Syllabification: col·o·nist
Pronunciation: /ˈkälənəst

Definition of colonist in English:


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.
settler, colonizer, colonial, pioneer;
immigrant, newcomer, homesteader

Words that rhyme with colonist

Africanist • Vaticanist

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