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See also: Stateside


Alternative forms[edit]


state +‎ -side.


stateside (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly outside USA) In the United States.
    • 2018, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office, Sponsorship & Newcomers-FAQs, Q: Why do I need a new stateside driver’s license if my expired license is good as long as I am in military?
      A current, valid stateside driver’s license is required to get a USAREUR driving permit and international driving permit.
    I'll be stateside for the next month.
    You'll need a valid stateside motorcycle license.
    They made their stateside debut in the late 1970s.
  2. (Alaska) In the 48 contiguous states.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This word behaves syntactically as a prepositional phrase, and may best be thought of as an intransitive preposition.
  • This word is rare in American English except among speakers with extensive international connections (military personnel, expatriates, etc.). American English generally prefers prepositional phrases such as in the United States, in the US, or in America.



stateside (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly outside USA) In or to the United States, especially the lower forty-eight.
    I'll be going stateside next month!
  2. (Alaska) In or to the 48 contiguous states.

Usage notes[edit]

  • See usage notes above.


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