native speaker Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"native speaker" in British English

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native speakernoun [C]

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B2 someone who has ​spoken a ​particularlanguage since they were a ​baby, ​rather than having ​learned it as a ​child or ​adult: All ​ourteachers are ​nativespeakers of ​English. a native-speaker ​dictionary
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