Definition of highlander in US English:

highlander

noun

  • See highland

    • ‘Explorers were followed by Christian missionaries intent on imposing Western political and economic practices and religious beliefs on the highlanders.’
    • ‘Anthropologist Paul Sillitoe learnt about stone tool use from Papua New Guinea highlanders in 1983.’
    • ‘The quantity of alcohol consumed by southern highlanders was, by all accounts, stunning.’
    • ‘A smaller number of Peru's indigenous highlanders, probably about half a million, speak Aymará, the language of a tribe conquered by the Incas.’
    • ‘Conversely, the highlanders had never before seen people who lived beyond their mountain valleys and plains.’

Pronunciation

highlander

/ˈhaɪləndər//ˈhīləndər/