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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Definitions of migrant from WordNet
1
migrant (n.)
traveler who moves from one region or country to another;
Synonyms: migrator
2
migrant (adj.)
habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work;
appalled by the social conditions of migrant life
Synonyms: migratory
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