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belonger

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

belong +‎ -er

NounEdit

belonger (plural belongers)

  1. One who belongs; a member.
    • 1997, John K. Hale, Milton's Languages: The Impact of Multilingualism on Style (page 156)
      While both are poets of exile, Dante is more of a belonger and less of a loner.
  2. (UK) One who has close ties to a specific overseas territory, normally by ancestry, and is therefore granted certain rights.
    • 1999, Yash P. Ghai, Hong Kong's new constitutional order (page 158)
      All British subjects (i.e., any Commonwealth citizens) born in Hong Kong were belongers.

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