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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sit-uh-zuh n, -suh n]
    • /ˈsɪt ə zən, -sən/
    • /ˈsɪtɪzn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sit-uh-zuh n, -suh n]
    • /ˈsɪt ə zən, -sən/

Definitions of citizen word

  • countable noun citizen Someone who is a citizen of a particular country is legally accepted as belonging to that country. 3
  • countable noun citizen The citizens of a town or city are the people who live there. 3
  • noun citizen a native registered or naturalized member of a state, nation, or other political community 3
  • noun citizen an inhabitant of a city or town 3
  • noun citizen a native or inhabitant of any place 3
  • noun citizen a civilian, as opposed to a soldier, public official, etc 3

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Origin of citizen

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English citisein < Anglo-French citesein, Old French citeain, equivalent to cite city + -ain -an; Anglo-French s perhaps by association with deinzain denizen

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Parts of speech for Citizen


citizen popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

citizen usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for citizen

noun citizen

  • voter — a person who votes.
  • civilian — In a military situation, a civilian is anyone who is not a member of the armed forces.
  • resident — a person who resides in a place.
  • national — of, relating to, or maintained by a nation as an organized whole or independent political unit: national affairs.
  • settler — a person or thing that settles.

adjective citizen

  • constituent — A constituent is someone who lives in a particular constituency, especially someone who is able to vote in an election.
  • balloter — a person who votes by ballot

Antonyms for citizen

noun citizen

  • alien — Alien means belonging to a different country, race, or group, usually one you do not like or are frightened of.
  • foreigner — a person not native to or naturalized in the country or jurisdiction under consideration; alien.
  • immigrant — a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence.

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