noun Informal.
an expatriate: a favorite hangout for expats.

1960–65; by shortening

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expat (ˌɛksˈpæt)
n, —adj
informal short for expatriate

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Word Origin & History

1962, shortening of expatriate (n.).
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Example sentences
There's a good chance you'll see an expat mom here at the village playground
  with her kids.
But while the traumas inflicted on the nation may bring the country closer,
  they are pulling at the expat community.
It's the great secret to why being an expat is so alluring.
Popular hotel for expat gatherings and business travelers.
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