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1. In its original, broadest and literal meaning, an immigrant is any person who lives in a country other than their country of birth.

2. Today the term “immigrant” is sometimes used with a more specific meaning: economic migrants, as opposed to people who retire abroad and international businessmen (who are both considered ex-pats); refugees; people serving abroad with the military or diplomatic corps; and international students.
Famous immigrants:
-Madonna was born in the USA but lives in the UK
-Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Austria but lives in the USA
-Albert Einstein was born in Germany but lived much of his adult life in Switzerland and the USA
-John Lennon was born in the UK but lived his final years in the USA
-Yoko Ono was born in Japan but lives in the USA
-Salvador Dalí was born in Spain but lived much of his adult life in France.
-Christopher Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa but lived much of his adult life in Spain and Portugal
by backpacker_x2 February 01, 2011
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What every inhabitant of the USA is, except the Native Americans.
A: Dude, I fuckin hate them immigrants!
B: Well whaddaya think your great great great grand father was?
by rosinbolle October 22, 2006
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What every inhabitant of the USA is, except the Native Americans.
A: Dude, I fuckin hate them immigrants!
B: Well whaddaya think your great great great grand father was?
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A term corrupted by the political agenda of parties wishing to garner large quantitites of votes easily.
Democrat: Dude, if we pretend that we really care about mexicans and call them immigrants, they'll all vote for us and we can keep having slave labor from those brown bastards!

Republican:Okay, but we also have to pretend like there is a difference between the two parties.
by Jaggo March 21, 2004
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Politically correctslang for "slave". Basically, immigration was the United States's perfect way of coping with the abolishment of slavery because all it had to do was lure the unfortunate souls from their home countries into America with its bullshit "Land of Opportunity" advertisements, and cruelly exploit them like animals for years, even their entire lives, while dangling the green card just out of their reach.
American: Immigrants are sub-humans in our eyes, but we can easily make them work for 80-hours a week for $1.50 an hour if we want to because they have no rights in our country!
by sarcastic March 29, 2004
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Those who come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.

They usually drive their ships to new lands to fight some hordes with treshing oar and shit.

Their only goal is the western shore.
Billy: They actually wrote a song about immigrants?
Molly: The 70's sucked!
by Charles Saucedoom January 17, 2008
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