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Definition of "migrant" []

  • One that moves from one region to another by chance, instinct, or plan. (noun)
  • An itinerant worker who travels from one area to another in search of work. (noun)
  • Migratory. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "migrant" in a sentence
  • "A girlfriend of one of the men took issue with the label "migrant workers," saying it dehumanized them."
  • "They discuss Mildred's Lane, a collaborative project with Mark Dion, the revolutionary politics of garments, and reclaiming the term migrant worker."
  • "A Mexican congressional report predicts 500 of what it calls migrant workers will die this year, saying those illegal aliens are being forced to take riskier routes to avoid detection by the Border Patrol."