A word North Americans and Western Europeans like to use to avoid calling themselves immigrants.
Josh is an expat. José is an immigrant.
by jcastnu July 04, 2018
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A person that lives and works in a foreign country while acting as if they never left their home country.
James was unfamiliar with the local language and culture as he rarely ventured outside the expat bubble.
by wix99 March 27, 2020
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A person taking up residency in another country.

Now most commonly used as term for those working in companies outside of their home country such as those with regional position and their family.
1. She got offered a regional position in her company's head office in Singapore making here an expat in that tiny city-state.

2. Our new neighbor is an expatriate family from Argentina, family of the newly appointed Argentine Diplomat.
by cl_dan June 27, 2005
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A migrant, generally from an English speaking country, with more money and/or attitude than the average citizen.
The locals should learn English so they can communicate with the expat community.
by richmx2 April 15, 2013
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An immigrant who refuses to learn/use the language of their new country, usually British people from the baby boomer generation
God that expat's so rude! Did you hear them pronounce croissant? Sounded like kroy-saint
by Witwhoo January 20, 2021
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Immigrants, but they're white.
Why's this expat even here if she's gonna generalize the entire population like that!?
by Karashou February 10, 2020
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