[ ee-ster-ner ]

noun(often initial capital letter)
  1. a native or inhabitant of an eastern area, especially of the eastern U.S.

Origin of easterner

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; eastern + -er1

Words Nearby easterner

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How to use easterner in a sentence

  • In this case the conditions would have rendered an easterner incapable of hitting a feather pillow at three yards.

    Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
  • He had seen little of the easterner during the past two or three weeks.

    The Range Boss | Charles Alden Seltzer
  • For these reasons the country-bred western youths are more liable to make a success of the work than the city-bred easterner.

    Our National Forests | Richard H. Douai Boerker
  • Illugi then advanced against the easterner, who on seeing him turned and ran about all over the island.

  • No easterner with a delicate daughter was ever so anxious to buy a run-down place—not with a whole county to chose from.

British Dictionary definitions for Easterner


/ (ˈiːstənə) /

  1. (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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