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



BrE BrE//ˌeksˈpætriət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeksˈpeɪtriət//
(informal expat
BrE BrE//ˌeksˈpæt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeksˈpæt//
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a person living in a country that is not their own American expatriates in Paris My family lived as expatriates in Hong Kong before I was born. Word Originmid 18th cent. (as a verb): from medieval Latin expatriat- ‘gone out from one's country’, from the verb expatriare, from ex- ‘out’ + patria ‘native country’.

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