[ 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.
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Origin of migrant
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/ (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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