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transmigrant

[trans-mahy-gruh nt, tranz-]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that transmigrates.
  2. a person passing through a country or place on the way to another place in which he or she intends to settle.
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adjective
  1. passing from one place or state to another.
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Origin of transmigrant

1665–75; < Latin trānsmigrant- (stem of trānsmigrāns), present participle of trānsmigrāre to depart, migrate. See trans-, migrant
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Related Words

aliencolonistexileexpatriatefugitiveimmigrantmigrantoutcastpilgrimrefugeetravelerwandererwayfarerevacuee

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Historical Examples

  • 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

transmigrant

noun
  1. an emigrant on the way to the country of immigration
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adjective
  1. passing through from one place or stage to another
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