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[ee-ster-ner] /ˈi stər nər/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
a native or inhabitant of an eastern area, especially of the eastern U.S.
Origin of easterner
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40; eastern + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In an instant it was all over, but in that instant the easterner had lived years.

    The Mountain Divide Frank H. Spearman
  • The easterner did not answer, but color flushed his face at the taunt.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • The easterner felt as though his heart had been drenched in ice-water.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • The easterner lived in fear of losing the money which was owed him in the South.

    Abraham Lincoln and the Union Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  • He had seen little of the easterner during the past two or three weeks.

    The Range Boss Charles Alden Seltzer
  • There were surprised remarks from the men, who had expected to see the easterner crushed.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • There was the beginning of a friendship between the Westerner and the easterner.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • The easterner prefers to wait and see and see what waiting brings.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • An easterner or a Middle Westerner would have thought it over first.

  • A dollar seems less to a Californian than a dime to an easterner.

British Dictionary definitions for easterner


(sometimes not capital) a native or inhabitant of the east of any specified region, esp of the Orient or of the eastern states of the US
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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