Definition of colonist in English:


Line breaks: col¦on|ist
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒlənɪst


A settler in or inhabitant of a colony.
More 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, frontiersman, frontierswoman, pioneer; immigrant, newcomer; Britishincomer
historical planter
North American historical homesteader, habitant, redemptioner, squatter

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