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Highlander

[hahy-luh n-der]
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noun
  1. a Gael inhabiting the Highlands of Scotland.
  2. a soldier of a Highland regiment.
  3. (lowercase) an inhabitant of any highland region.
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Origin of Highlander

First recorded in 1625–35; highland + -er1
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Examples from the Web for highlander

Historical Examples

  • But the Highlander had resources in these seasons which the mechanic has not.

    Leading Articles on Various Subjects

    Hugh Miller

  • All the world knows that it is ill taking the breeks off a Highlander.

  • I never saw a Highlander, and father didn't take me to Scotland with him.

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

  • "But ye will not speak the word," said the Highlander, coolly.

    Red Cap Tales

    Samuel Rutherford Crockett

  • But the Highlander who had been so ready on the Bailie's behalf was now nowhere to be found.

    Red Cap Tales

    Samuel Rutherford Crockett


British Dictionary definitions for highlander

Highlander

noun
  1. a native of the Highlands of Scotland
  2. a member of a Scottish Highland regiment
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Word Origin and History for highlander

Highlander

n.

1630s, from Highland + -er (1).

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