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Westerner

[ wes-ter-ner ]
/ ˈwɛs tər nər /
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noun (sometimes lowercase)

a native or inhabitant of the West, especially of the western U.S.

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Origin of Westerner

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; western + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM Westerner

pro-West·ern·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Westerner

westerner
/ (ˈwɛstənə) /

noun

(sometimes capital) a native or inhabitant of the west of any specific region, esp of the western states of the US or of the western hemisphere
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