Meaning of westerner in English:



  • A native or inhabitant of the west, especially of western Europe or North America.

    • ‘If westerners still hold our country in high esteem, the credit for this should go to our family system.’
    • ‘In fact, most of the westerners residing in Korea during the Choson period hunted.’
    • ‘Maybe it's ok to meet other westerners from a different country - but not from your own.’
    • ‘That I am a westerner (as much as someone born in Eastern Europe can be) is viscerally obvious to me every time I have to fly east.’
    • ‘He is just another in a line of westerners who decided to go native with the Masai.’
    • ‘The Japanese take a few potshots at him, round up the other westerners on the island, and depart the scene.’
    • ‘Since the preacher hadn't shown up, and he was there, and he is a westerner, and all westerners are Christians, they told him he should preach the sermon.’
    • ‘Modern westerners tend to think there are only two kinds of property: public and private.’
    • ‘I was in the worst country in the world to be a westerner.’
    • ‘Now westerners are beginning to realise the benefits of encouraging rather than suppressing the natural exercises babies do anyway.’
    • ‘No doubt having two westerners in prison was a novelty.’
    • ‘Most of the westerners who met him, in Germany and America, took an instant dislike to what they saw as his arrogant and aloof personality.’
    • ‘It gave him the chance to find out what westerners are like.’
    • ‘A number of westerners had had a stab at writing Hirohito's biography.’