[ fawr-in-bawrn, for- ]


  1. born in a country other than that in which one resides.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of foreign-born1

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

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Example Sentences

Foreign-born residents made up 12.9 percent of the total U.S. population in 2010.

The foreign-born population of the United States is nearly twice as likely as the native-born to be poor.

More than one-fourth of the pre-Obamacare uninsured were foreign-born.

On the eve of the 2008 recession, the uninsured were 27 percent foreign born.

The immigration bill the Senate passed would let tech companies bring in more foreign-born specialists on temporary work visas.

For the native students of foreign fathers the ratio is four to one, and for the foreign-born eight to one.

Where the new foreign-born are numerous, women and children frequent the saloons as freely as the men.

In the cities family desertion is growing at a great rate among foreign-born husbands.

Thus the innocent foreign-born readers are led like sheep to the shambles, and Privilege gains another intrenching-tool.

I have seen gatherings of the foreign-born in which narrow and sloping foreheads were the rule.





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