Colonist meaning

kŏlə-nĭst
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An original settler or founder of a colony.
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An inhabitant of a colony.
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The definition of a colonist is someone who was an original settler in a colony or currently lives in a colony.

William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony is an example of a founding American colonist.

Those living in the New Zealand colony Tokelau are examples of colonists.

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A person who is a founder of a colony.
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An original member of a colony.
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Any of the original settlers or founders of a colony.
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An inhabitant of a colony.
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Origin of colonist

  • colon(y) +‎ -ist

    From Wiktionary