- a person who emigrates, as from his or her native country or region: They welcomed the emigrants from Italy.
Origin of emigrant
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Related Wordscolonist, pilgrim, refugee, migrant, alien, traveler, expatriate, evacuee, wanderer, fugitive, outcast, exile, wayfarer
Examples from the Web for emigrant
Behold me on my way to an Emigrant Ship, on a hot morning early in June.The Uncommercial Traveller
He had not a sou of money for his passage, as he had not even been able to pay for an emigrant's ticket.My Double Life
Not an emigrant, he hoped, within the sense and spirit of the law.
The only response is, that I have acted for an emigrant, and where is that emigrant?
What does the emigrant from Europe bring to America besides his baggage?Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
- a person who leaves one place or country, esp a native country, to settle in anotherCompare immigrant
- (as modifier)an emigrant worker
Word Origin and History for emigrant
1754, from Latin emigrantem (nominative emigrans), present participle of emigrare (see emigration).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper