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  1. a person who dwells on or near the border of a country, region, etc.
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Origin of borderer

First recorded in 1485–95; border + -er1
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Examples from the Web for borderer

Historical Examples of borderer

  • Nevertheless, he was still the borderer, still the man of the open.

    A Son of the Middle Border

    Hamlin Garland

  • What a ship is to the sailor, so the rifle was to the borderer.

    The Riflemen of the Ohio

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • That was a matter of course with every borderer in such moments.

    The Border Watch

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • Hamilton, with the blood of many a borderer on his head,—what had he to hope?

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye

  • The Jaguar made a signal to a borderer standing a short distance off.

    The Freebooters

    Gustave Aimard

British Dictionary definitions for borderer


  1. a person who lives in a border area, esp the border between England and Scotland
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