Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An expatriate.

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  • noun An expatriate; a person who lives outside his or her own country.

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  • noun a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country

Etymologies

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Apocope of expatriate.

Examples

  • Being an expat is something you don't recover from, in my opinion.

    5 Things I've Learned Since Becoming an Expat

  • I'll make my usual, by now dogeared (no offense) comment about foreigners (gringos, expats, ets.) who seem to feel that those who cling to their native culture; live in expat-intensive communities and can only "get by" in Spanish are somehow inferior to those who boldly go forth to become assimilated into Mexican culture.

    Cost of living in Mexican cities

  • I'll make my usual, by now dogeared (no offense) comment about foreigners (gringos, expats, ets.) who seem to feel that those who cling to their native culture; live in expat-intensive communities and can only "get by" in Spanish are somehow inferior to those who boldly go forth to become assimilated into Mexican culture.

    Cost of living in Mexican cities

  • On the same note as above, being an expat is an excellent opportunity to develop interests and talents you've always had but perhaps never put into action.

    5 Things I've Learned Since Becoming an Expat

  • I'll make my usual, by now dogeared (no offense) comment about foreigners (gringos, expats, ets.) who seem to feel that those who cling to their native culture; live in expat-intensive communities and can only "get by" in Spanish are somehow inferior to those who boldly go forth to become assimilated into Mexican culture.

    Cost of living in Mexican cities

  • If said expat is doing something seriously wrong, the LOCAL population will certainly let them know.

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  • If said expat is doing something seriously wrong, the LOCAL population will certainly let them know.

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  • I'll make my usual, by now dogeared (no offense) comment about foreigners (gringos, expats, ets.) who seem to feel that those who cling to their native culture; live in expat-intensive communities and can only "get by" in Spanish are somehow inferior to those who boldly go forth to become assimilated into Mexican culture.

    Cost of living in Mexican cities

  • If said expat is doing something seriously wrong, the LOCAL population will certainly let them know.

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  • Being an expat is an excellent confidence builder if you treat it as an opportunity.

    5 Things I've Learned Since Becoming an Expat

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