outlander

[ out-lan-der ]
/ ˈaʊtˌlæn dər /

noun

a foreigner; alien.
an outsider; stranger.

Nearby words

  1. outing,
  2. outing flannel,
  3. outjockey,
  4. outlaid,
  5. outland,
  6. outlandish,
  7. outlast,
  8. outlaw,
  9. outlaw strike,
  10. outlawry

Origin of outlander

First recorded in 1590–1600; outland + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for outlander

outlander

/ (ˈaʊtˌlændə) /

noun

a foreigner or stranger
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Word Origin and History for outlander

outlander

n.

1590s, "foreigner," from outland (see outlandish) + -er (1). Probably on model of Dutch uitlander, German ausländer. In South African English it had a specific sense of "not of Boer birth" (1892) and was a loan-translation of S.African Dutch uitlander.

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