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strangernoun [C]

 us   /ˈstreɪn·dʒər/
someone not ​known or not ​familiar: After being away so ​long, my ​sisterseemed like a stranger.
A stranger in a ​particularplace is someone who has never been there before: Sorry, I can’t ​direct you – I’m a stranger here myself.
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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 ​particularplace is someone who has never been there before: Do you ​know the way to the ​busstation, or are you a stranger here too?

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