immigrant


immigrant
   British
   a non-white citizen of the United Kingdom
   White people who have moved to Britain are not included in this category in popular speech, despite the fact that:
    Most 'immigrants' have been here for many years, and two of every five of them were born in the United Kingdom. (Howard, 1977)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • Immigrant(in) — Immigrant(in) …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • immigrant — immigrant, ante [ imigrɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • 1787; de immigrer 1 ♦ Rare Qui immigre. 2 ♦ N. Cour. Personne qui immigre dans un pays ou qui y a immigré récemment. L assimilation des immigrants. ⇒ immigré. ⊗ CONTR. Autochtone. ● immigrant,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • immigrant — im‧mi‧grant [ˈɪmgrənt] noun [countable] someone who comes from abroad to live permanently in another country: • The country has a large immigrant population. compare emigrant * * * immigrant UK US /ˈɪmɪgrənt/ noun [C] ► a person who has come to… …   Financial and business terms

  • Immigrant — Im mi*grant, n. [L. immigrans, p. pr. of immigrare to go into: cf. F. immigrant. See {Immigrate}.] One who immigrates; one who comes to a country for the purpose of permanent residence; correlative of emigrant. Syn: See {Emigrant}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immigrant — index alien (foreign), alien Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 immigrant …   Law dictionary

  • immigrant — (n.) one who immigrates, 1792, in an American context, from Fr. immigrant, from L. immigrantem (nom. immigrans), prp. of immigrare (see IMMIGRATE (Cf. immigrate)). EMIGRANT (Cf. Emigrant) is older. As an adjective from 1805 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Immigránt — (lat.), Einwanderer; Immigration, Einwanderung; immigrieren, einwandern …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Immigrant — Immigrant, Immigration, immigriren, lat. deutsch, Einwanderer, Einwanderung, einwandern …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • immigrant — immigrant, ante (i mmi gran, gran t ) adj. Qui vient s établir dans un pays qui n est pas le sien.    Substantivement, les immigrants …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Immigrant — er et fremmedord for en indvandrer …   Danske encyklopædi

  • immigrant — n 1 *stranger, alien, foreigner, outlander, outsider, émigré 2 *emigrant …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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