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



BrE BrE//ˈemɪɡrənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈemɪɡrənt//
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a person who leaves their country to live in another emigrant workers emigrants to Canada During the reign of Charles I there was a flood of emigrants to North America. My grandparents were Italian emigrants who settled in New York in the 1920s. compare immigrant Word Originmid 18th cent.: from Latin emigrant- ‘migrating from’, from the verb emigrare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of’ + migrare ‘migrate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: emigrant