[ mahy-gruh nt ]
/ ˈmaɪ grənt /
migrating, especially of people; migratory.
a person or animal that migrates.
a person who attempts to permanently relocate to a new country, but who may be subject to removal by the government of that country: undocumented migrants;unaccompanied child migrants. Compare immigrant.
Also called migrant worker. a person who moves from place to place to get work, especially a farm laborer who harvests crops seasonally.
Immigrants, Emigrants, Or Migrants?There’s been a lot of talk in the news about these three groups. Sometimes you’ll see the terms being used interchangeably, but there are some differences.
Origin of migrant
Related formsnon·mi·grant, adjective, nounun·mi·grant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for migrant-worker
/ (ˈmaɪɡrənt) /
a person or animal that moves from one region, place, or country to another
an itinerant agricultural worker who travels from one district to another
- an immigrant, esp a recent one
- (as modifier)a migrant hostel
moving from one region, place, or country to another; migratory
Word Origin for migrant
C17: from Latin migrāre to change one's abode
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