American English

Definition of citizen noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person who has the legal right to belong to a particular country She's Italian by birth but is now a United States citizen. U.S. citizens living in Mexico and the Caribbean
  2. 2a person who lives in a particular place the citizens of Denver When you're old, people treat you like a second-class citizen. see also senior citizen compare subject
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: citizen