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English definition of “stayer”

stayer

noun [C] uk   /ˈsteɪ.ər/ us    //

stayer noun [C] (CONTINUING)

a person or animal that continues to try hard rather than giving up: The horse isn't very fast but it's a stayer and always finishes even the longest races.

stayer noun [C] (IN A PLACE)

someone who stays in a place: The longest stayers are the British, who visit Australia to see friends and relatives.
(Definition of stayer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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