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colonist

[ kol-uh-nist ]
/ ˈkɒl ə nɪst /
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noun

an inhabitant of a colony.
a member of a colonizing expedition.
(often initial capital letter) an inhabitant of the 13 British colonies that became the United States of America.

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Origin of colonist

An Americanism dating back to 1695–1705; colon(y) + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for colonist

colonist
/ (ˈkɒlənɪst) /

noun

a person who settles or colonizes an area
an inhabitant or member of a colony
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