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foreigner (n.)

early 15c., foreyner; see foreign + -er (1).

In ordinary use chiefly applied to those who speak a foreign language as their native tongue; thus in England the term is not commonly understood to include Americans. [OED]

In American English from 1620s through mid-19c., however, it was used of a person from a different colony or state. Earlier as a noun in English was simple foreign (early 14c.), probably from Old French, which used the adjective as a noun meaning "foreigner;" also "outskirts; the outside world; latrine, privy." Spelling furriner, representing pronunciation, is from 1832, originally in Irish dialect pieces but by 1840s picked up by American dialect writers (Thomas Chandler Haliburton).

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Definitions of foreigner from WordNet

foreigner (n.)
a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country;
Synonyms: alien / noncitizen / outlander
foreigner (n.)
someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group;
Synonyms: outsider
From wordnet.princeton.edu