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expat

[eks-peyt]
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noun Informal.
  1. an expatriate: a favorite hangout for expats.
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Origin of expat

First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening
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expatriateoutsideroutlanderrefugeeforeigneralienexileexpatDPexpelleedeportee

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British Dictionary definitions for expat

expat

noun, adjective
  1. informal short for expatriate
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Word Origin and History for expat

n.

1962, shortening of expatriate (n.).

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