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stranger

noun [C] uk   /ˈstreɪn.dʒər/ us    /-dʒɚ/
B1 someone you do not know: My mother always warned me not to talk to strangers. I'd never met anyone at the party before - they were complete strangers. Note: Do not confuse with foreigner (= a person from another country). A stranger in a particular place is someone who has never been there before: Do you know the way to St Peter's church or are you a stranger here too?
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