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expat

[eks-peyt] /ɛksˈpeɪt/
noun, Informal.
1.
an expatriate:
a favorite hangout for expats.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; by shortening
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  • The party's over, and expats are joining the ranks of the jobless.
  • It is envisioned that the team should include two expats and four-five local staff.
  • The coalition leading the opposition is a mix of ideologies and includes former regime members and expats.
  • Carbondale's urban expats take their city's name as a literal eco-challenge.
  • Main courses change monthly to keep the expats who frequent the locale from getting bored.
  • By the month's end, many expats have returned and the fall cultural season begins.
  • Have breakfast, a light lunch or a mid-afternoon snack and cup of coffee while mingling with expats and travelers.
  • expats can be a notoriously detached and quirky bunch, expat journalists maybe even more so.
  • As a matter of fact, we're making it that's why all the foreign investors and expats are salivating to go there.
  • Mercer, a consulting company, has released its annual ranking of the cost of living for expats around the world.
British Dictionary definitions for expats

expat

/ˌɛksˈpæt/
noun, adjective
1.
(informal) short for expatriate
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Word Origin and History for expats

expat

n.

1962, shortening of expatriate (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Related Abbreviations for expats

expat

expatriate
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