from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of the east, especially the eastern United States.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A native or inhabitant of the east of a region (or of the world as a whole), such as one of the eastern United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an inhabitant of an eastern area; especially of the eastern U. S.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person from the eastern United States.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inhabitant of an eastern area; especially of the U.S.


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  • To an easterner, the weather out here has an uncanny consistency, which only adds to the endless sameness.


  • Inhofe as much more of a terrorist threat to our environment and world peace than any “middle easterner” on an airplane.

    Think Progress » Inhofe: ‘I believe in racial and ethnic profiling’ because ‘all terrorists are Muslims or Middle Easterners.’

  • It also meant some public goods: decent roads, plentiful facilities for outdoor recreation, and the libraries and schools that helped produce the Los Angeles “common man” who, as that jaundiced easterner James M. Cain described him in 1933, “addresses you in easy grammar, completes his sentences, shows familiarity with good manners, and in addition gives you a pleasant smile.”

    California Dreamers

  • It is apparent that you are from Florida, which is a perfect example of an easterner who has little firsthand experience with the problem sticking their large nose into the business of others.

    On Oregon Ranchers and Wolves

  • Therefore, I AM PERFECTLY CORRECT when I assert that an easterner has no constitutional right to interfere with land use practices and resource management policies in western states.

    Bush Administration v. Environmental Groups

  • We just had another Esquire reading easterner die in our Wyoming wilderness.

    Tools and Pocketknives

  • Me being a stupid easterner thinks nothing of it and i continue fishing.

    Fly Fishing with Mr.

  • Well yet another easterner has just died in the wilds of Wyoming.

    Another Death in the Wild

  • An easterner by birth and a connoisseur of fine wines and a well-spread table, he nevertheless was completely comfortable in the roughs of remote mountains, prairies, and deserts.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • Singer Jonathan Higgs is the north-easterner trying to cram as many syllables into a line as a rapper, while sounding like a choirboy eating a dictionary.

    Man Alive by Everything Everything


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