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[ ee-ster-ner ]
/ ˈi stər nər /

noun (often initial capital letter)

a native or inhabitant of an eastern area, especially of the eastern U.S.

Nearby words

eastern thrace, eastern time, eastern townships, eastern tradition, eastern turkestan, easterner, easternize, easternmost, eastertide, easthampton, easting

Origin of easterner

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; eastern + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for easterner


/ (ˈiːstənə) /


(sometimes not capital) a native or inhabitant of the east of any specified region, esp of the Orient or of the eastern states of the US
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