The now tense for a person who is currently posted in an expat (expatriate) position.
Karen and David got married while expating in Thailand.
by Karen Fleming December 26, 2005
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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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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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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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Short for Expatriate - somebody who has left his or her homeland to live or work in another country, usually for a long period of time.

OR my version:

Expat in Dubai: constantly complaining and rude git with an ego the size of Asia. Other characteristics includes trying to live a lavish lifestyle on a meagre salary and continous road rage
if one of these non-natives gives you lip:

'hey a**hole, don't you get all expat on me!'

by annoyed by expats April 25, 2006
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What white people call themselves when they don't want to be called immigrants.
90% of the population in Dubai consists of immigrants and expats.
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