expat

[eks-peyt]

noun Informal.

an expatriate: a favorite hangout for expats.

Nearby words

  1. expansionist,
  2. expansive,
  3. expansive bit,
  4. expansive classification,
  5. expansivity,
  6. expatiate,
  7. expatriate,
  8. expatriation,
  9. expect,
  10. expectancy

Origin of expat

First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for expat

expat

noun, adjective

informal short for expatriate
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Word Origin and History for expat

expat

n.

1962, shortening of expatriate (n.).

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