noun (often initial capital letter)

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
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Examples from the Web for easterner

Historical Examples of easterner

  • In an instant it was all over, but in that instant the Easterner had lived years.

    The Mountain Divide

    Frank H. Spearman

  • The Easterner did not answer, but color flushed his face at the taunt.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • The Easterner felt as though his heart had been drenched in ice-water.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • The Easterner lived in fear of losing the money which was owed him in the South.

    Abraham Lincoln and the Union

    Nathaniel W. Stephenson

  • He had seen little of the Easterner during the past two or three weeks.

    The Range Boss

    Charles Alden Seltzer

British Dictionary definitions for easterner



(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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