transmigrant

[ trans-mahy-gruh nt, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈmaɪ grənt, trænz- /

noun

a person or thing that transmigrates.
a person passing through a country or place on the way to another place in which he or she intends to settle.

adjective

passing from one place or state to another.

Origin of transmigrant

1665–75; < Latin trānsmigrant- (stem of trānsmigrāns), present participle of trānsmigrāre to depart, migrate. See trans-, migrant
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Examples from the Web for transmigrant

  • She was as the transmigrant soul of some domestic pig, faintly aware of a nobler status in some previous existence.

British Dictionary definitions for transmigrant

transmigrant

/ (trænzˈmaɪɡrənt, ˈtrænzmɪɡrənt) /

noun

an emigrant on the way to the country of immigration

adjective

passing through from one place or stage to another
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