Meaning of “colonist” in the English Dictionary

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"colonist" in British English

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colonistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒl.ə.nist/ us /ˈkɑː.lə.nist/

someone who lives in or goes to live in a country or area that is a colony

(Definition of “colonist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"colonist" in American English

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colonistnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑl·ə·nɪst/

politics & government a person living in a country or area controlled politically by a more powerful country:

He arrived in Maryland with the first American colonists in 1634.

(Definition of “colonist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)