One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An outsider or newcomer to a district.
arrival, new arrival, immigrant, settler, stranger, outsider, foreigner, alien, intruder, parvenu, interloperView synonyms
- ‘These practices have been embraced by locals and ‘offcomers’ alike.’
- ‘Now his buildings have been sold to offcomers in shiny four-wheel drive vehicles speaking estuary English and playing the country gentleman.’
- ‘Wealthy outsiders are to be barred from buying new houses in the Yorkshire Dales in an attempt to stop offcomers pricing locals out of the housing market.’
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