- an inhabitant; resident.
- a person who regularly frequents a place; habitué: the denizens of a local bar.
- British. an alien admitted to residence and to certain rights of citizenship in a country.
- anything adapted to a new place, condition, etc., as an animal or plant not indigenous to a place but successfully naturalized.
- to make a denizen of.
Origin of denizen
Related Words for denizeninhabitant, occupant, dweller, national, habitant, native, citizen, subject, liver, indweller, inhabiter, resider
Examples from the Web for denizen
Contemporary Examples of denizen
How lovely, than, that one Internet denizen took the time to help these forgotten statesmen find sexual satiation…with each other!Fifty Shades of Presidential FanFiction
August 2, 2014
It's a small, exclusive French brand that was once only the denizen of select fashionistas.Battle of the Oscar Stylists
February 20, 2009
Historical Examples of denizen
Is it to the denizen of a coal mine you apply for information about the Nassau balloon?Nuts and Nutcrackers
Charles James Lever
To the denizen of the air all, save the want of oxygen, might appear divine.
How unlike the denizen of the desert, the voyageur of the prairie sea!The Scalp Hunters
His range is extensive, but he is properly a denizen of the cold and snowy regions.The Young Voyageurs
For every den had its denizen, and Diana roamed the earth once more.The Gay Rebellion
Robert W. Chambers
- an inhabitant; occupant; resident
- British an individual permanently resident in a foreign country where he enjoys certain rights of citizenship
- a plant or animal established in a place to which it is not native
- a naturalized foreign word
- (tr) to make a denizen
Word Origin for denizen
early 15c., from Anglo-French deinzein, from deinz "within, inside," from Late Latin deintus, from de- "from" + intus "within" (see ento-). Historically, an alien admitted to certain rights of citizenship; a naturalized citizen.