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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wes-ter-ner]
    • /ˈwɛs tər nər/
    • /ˈwes.tə.nər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wes-ter-ner]
    • /ˈwɛs tər nər/

Definitions of westerner word

  • noun westerner a native or inhabitant of the West, especially of the western U.S. 1
  • noun westerner A native or inhabitant of the west, especially of western Europe or North America. 1
  • noun westerner sb from western US 1
  • countable noun westerner A westerner is a person who was born in or lives in the United States, Canada, or Western, Northern, or Southern Europe. 0
  • noun westerner a native or inhabitant of the west of any specific region, esp of the western states of the US or of the western hemisphere 0
  • noun westerner a person born or living in the west 0

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Origin of westerner

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40; western + -er1

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Parts of speech for Westerner


westerner popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

westerner usage trend in Literature

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