October 4, 2010

Ain't ain't a word if ain't ain't in the Dictionary.

 

Currenly Slim and I are expats, or expatriates, in Holland.  The land of orange, wooden clogs, rainy days and the glorious stroopwafel.



1ex·pa·tri·ate

verb \ek-ˈspā-trē-ˌāt\
ex·pa·tri·at·edex·pa·tri·at·ing

Definition of EXPATRIATE

transitive verb
2 : to withdraw (oneself) from residence in or allegiance to one's native country
intransitive verb
3 : to leave one's native country to live elsewhere
             — ex·pa·tri·ate\-ˌāt, -ət\ noun
            — ex·pa·tri·a·tion\(ˌ)ek-ˌspā-trē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Examples of EXPATRIATE

  1. <members of the deposed dictator's once-feared political party were expatriated as well>

Origin of EXPATRIATE

Medieval Latin expatriatus, past participle of expatriare to leave one's own country, from Latin ex- + patria native country, from feminine of patrius of a father, from patr-, pater father — more at father
First Known Use: 1768

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