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"stranger" in British English

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strangernoun [C]

uk   /ˈstreɪn.dʒər/  us   /ˈstreɪn.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 the bus station, or are you a stranger here too?

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"stranger" in American English

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strangernoun [C]

 us   /ˈstreɪn·dʒər/
someone not known or not familiar: After being away so long, my sister seemed like a stranger.
A stranger in a particular place is someone who has never been there before: Sorry, I can’t direct you – I’m a stranger here myself.
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