Definition of economic migrant in English:

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economic migrant


A person who travels from one country or area to another in order to improve their standard of living.
Example sentences
  • Some people coming to Britain are denounced as economic migrants, yet economic migrants from all over the world are encouraged to be doctors and nurses to fill the gaps.
  • However, economic migrants and political refugees, chiefly from East Asia, eastern Europe, and Africa, have taken the place of the non-white populace as objects of public concern.
  • China, Afghanistan, the Ukraine, Moldova, Iraq, and the former Yugoslavia are among the origins for both economic migrants and political refugees.

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Syllabification: ec·o·nom·ic mi·grant

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