Definition of emigrant in English:


Syllabification: em·i·grant
Pronunciation: /ˈemigrənt


  • A person who leaves their own country in order to settle permanently in another: the first emigrants to America [as modifier]: emigrant workers
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    • The influx of a huge number of returning emigrants and migrant workers was the last thing that was needed.
    • However in hard economic times Irish emigrants had sent remittances home to sustain their families in Ireland.
    • Many other emigrants subsequently settled in Dublin and the other major urban centres in the country.


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  • Used by emigrants: an emigrant ship


mid 18th century: from Latin emigrant- 'migrating from', from the verb emigrare (see emigrate).

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