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[em-i-gruh nt] /ˈɛm ɪ grənt/
a person who emigrates, as from his or her native country or region:
They welcomed the emigrants from Italy.
Synonyms: émigré, expatriate.
Origin of emigrant
1745-55, Americanism; < Latin ēmīgrant- (stem of ēmīgrāns) moving away (present participle of ēmīgrāre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + mīgrant- (mīgr- remove + -ant- -ant)
Related forms
nonemigrant, noun, adjective
unemigrant, adjective
Can be confused
emigrant, immigrant, migrant. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for emigrant
  • To an emigrant, country is idle except it be his own.
  • Below is appended a list of emigrant ships due and not heard from.
  • New ships were built specially for the emigrant trade.
  • From time to time an emigrant will send word home, pointing out all the advantages of the new life abroad.
  • emigrant wagons were smaller and lighter, and did not require as many draft animals.
British Dictionary definitions for emigrant


  1. a person who leaves one place or country, esp a native country, to settle in another Compare immigrant
  2. (as modifier): an emigrant worker
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Word Origin and History for emigrant

1754, from Latin emigrantem (nominative emigrans), present participle of emigrare (see emigration).

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