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noun (sometimes lowercase)
  1. 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
Related formspro-West·ern·er, noun
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  1. (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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