nonrefugee

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ refugee

Noun[edit]

nonrefugee (plural nonrefugees)

  1. A person who is not a refugee.
    • 2007 January 4, Jeffrey Gettleman, “Kenya Closes Border but Denies Turning Back Refugees”, New York Times:
      But Mr. Mutua denied news reports and accusations from United Nations officials that Kenyan border guards had deported 600 Somalis seeking asylum, saying that the closing applied only to cross-border trade and nonrefugee traffic, to prevent the Islamists from slipping into the country.