Definition of native speaker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


native speaker

BrE BrE//ˌneɪtɪv ˈspiːkə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌneɪtɪv ˈspiːkər//
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a person who speaks a language as their first language and has not learned it as a foreign language See related entries: Language skills
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: native speaker