foreigner

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From Middle English forner, foreyner, foroner, forenere, augmentation of earlier forein (foreigner), from the adjective. Equivalent to foreign +‎ -er. Use of the -er suffix may be due to analogy with Middle English straunger (stranger). Displaced native Old English elþēodiġ.

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foreigner (plural foreigners)

  1. A person from a foreign country.
  2. A private job run by an employee at a trade factory rather than going through the business.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English foreigner.

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foreigner

  1. (ethnic slur) A person of white skin color.