v.: To leave one's home country (generally in Asia), find work in a Western nation, and then return to one's original home country after realizing that jobs are better and easier to find at home than they were out in the West.

Also n. (gerund) Retromigration.
My co-worker Dr. Gopal kept complaining to me how boring our lab was and how he'd wanted to retromigrate to India; however, his wife said she had disagreed with the idea.
by 2ndgen Labtek January 29, 2009

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