[ fawr-uh-ner, for- ]
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  1. a person not native to or naturalized in the country or jurisdiction under consideration; alien.

  2. a person from outside one's community.

  1. a thing produced in or brought from a foreign country.

  2. Nautical. a foreign vessel.

Origin of foreigner

First recorded in 1375–1425, foreigner is from the late Middle English word foreiner. See foreign, -er1

synonym study For foreigner

1. See stranger.

Other words for foreigner

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How to use foreigner in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for foreigner


/ (ˈfɒrɪnə) /

  1. a person from a foreign country; alien

  2. an outsider or interloper

  1. something from a foreign country, such as a ship or product

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