[ trans-mahy-gruhnt, tranz- ]
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  1. a person or thing that transmigrates, or moves or passes from one place to another.

  2. a person passing through a country or place on the way to another place in which they intend to settle.

  1. passing from one place or state to another.

Origin of transmigrant

First recorded in 1665–75; from Latin trānsmigrant- (stem of trānsmigrāns ), present participle of trānsmigrāre “to depart, migrate”; see trans-, migrant

Words Nearby transmigrant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use transmigrant in a sentence

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

    The House by the River | A. P. Herbert

British Dictionary definitions for transmigrant


/ (trænzˈmaɪɡrənt, ˈtrænzmɪɡrənt) /

  1. an emigrant on the way to the country of immigration

  1. passing through from one place or stage to another

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