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[fawr-in-bawrn, for-] /ˈfɔr ɪnˈbɔrn, ˈfɒr-/
born in a country other than that in which one resides.
Origin of foreign-born
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • All the above goes to show why many of our foreign-born population look upon a government as "something from above."

    Socialism and American ideals William Starr Myers
  • Then there is the foreign-born American, who is such by naturalization.

    'America for Americans!' John Philip Newman
  • He scoffs at the fear of a lack of patriotism in the foreign-born or their children.

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
  • The foreign-born voter was already a factor in American politics.

    Albert Gallatin John Austin Stevens
  • But for all whites—Dutch, colonial, and foreign-born—the word "European" is used to designate the white from the black.

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