Definition of nativist in US English:


noun & adjective

  • See nativism

    • ‘It's not just disenchanted Euro nationalists and nativists who are turning their attention to the American melting pot.’
    • ‘And the forces that gave rise to a nativist, inward-looking political party have not entirely disappeared, despite the generally favourable economic conditions in Australia.’
    • ‘But such talk inflamed nativists, and they and their Catholic foes were juggled by the various political parties from mid-century onward.’
    • ‘The immigrant-bashing nativists will battle the free marketeers.’
    • ‘We see echoes of this perspective in the writings of Noam Chomsky and Jerry Fodor, self-identified nativists.’