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Meaning of “colonist” in the English Dictionary

"colonist" in British English

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colonistnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒl.ə.nist/  us   /ˈkɑː.lə-/
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)

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colonistnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑl·ə·nɪst/
politics & government a ​personliving in a ​country or ​areacontrolledpolitically by a more ​powerfulcountry: He ​arrived in Maryland with the first American colonists in 1634.
(Definition of colonist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “colonist”
in Chinese (Simplified) 殖民地居民, 殖民地移民, 殖民地开拓者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殖民地居民, 殖民地移民, 殖民地開拓者…
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