Definition of local noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈləʊkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊkl//
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  1. 1[usually plural] a person who lives in a particular place or district The locals are very friendly. She’s beginning to sound like one of the locals.
  2. 2(British English, informal) a pub near where you live I called in at my local on the way home.
  3. 3(North American English) a branch of a trade/labor union
  4. 4(North American English) a bus or train that stops at all places on the route See related entries: Trains
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin localis, from Latin locus ‘place’.Extra examples It’s a friendly local with good beer. She’s beginning to sound like one of the locals. Tensions have been growing between students and locals in the area. The troops arranged a friendly football match with locals. We chatted with the locals at the island’s only post office. We met for a pie and a pint at his local.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: local