furriner

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Noun[edit]

furriner (plural furriners)

  1. (Now chiefly pejorative) dialectal variant of foreigner
    • 1853(?), John Greenleaf Whittier, Yankee Gypsies,
      I took this 'ere paper, you see, to help a poor furriner, who could n't make himself understood any more than a wild goose.
    • 1885, Bret Harte, By Shore and Sedge,
      Thar ain't no place whar you haven't as much right to go ez any other man; thar ain't any man, furriner or Amerykan, young or old, dyed or undyed, ez hev got any better rights.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel,
      Just fancy ME bein' talked over by any God-forsaken furriner!

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