Etymology
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migrant (adj.)

"changing place, migratory," 1670s of animals, by 1807 of persons, from Latin migrantem (nominative migrans), present participle of migrare "to remove, depart, to move from one place to another" (see migration).

migrant (n.)

"person who migrates," 1760, from migrant (adj.).

updated on January 15, 2019

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