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settler

[set-ler, -l-er] /ˈsɛt lər, -l ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that settles.
2.
a person who settles in a new country or area.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; settle1 + -er1
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settler

/ˈsɛtlə/
noun
1.
a person who settles in a new country or a colony
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Word Origin and History for settler
n.

1590s, "a thing that settles" (a debate, etc.); agent noun from settle (v.). Meaning "a person who moves into a new country" is from 1690s.

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