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colonist

[kol-uh-nist] /ˈkɒl ə nɪst/
noun
1.
an inhabitant of a colony.
2.
a member of a colonizing expedition.
3.
(often initial capital letter) an inhabitant of the 13 British colonies that became the United States of America.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705, Americanism; colon(y) + -ist
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colonist

/ˈkɒlənɪst/
noun
1.
a person who settles or colonizes an area
2.
an inhabitant or member of a colony
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Word Origin and History for colonist
n.

1701, "colonizer," from colony + -ist.

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