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#1 of 7 Old 08-04-2004, 01:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've always wondered what ExPat was short for, stood for. Anyone know where this term came from?
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expatriate.
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All it means (that I know of) is a shortening of the word expatriate. Here is the deffinition on dictionary.com:

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=expatriate

 

 

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I have a very personal definition, which I edited out.

Some expats are great! Like me!

Nevermind.
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It is Latin.

EX - out of

PATRIA - country of origin

Therefore, someone who leaves their country of birth and emigrates, ie, lives in another country.

other words - patriotic, patriot, repatriation.

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."
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Originally Posted by ParisMaman
Some expats are great! Like me!
And me!

Ilaria mamma to Owen, Caroline & Patrick .... loving life as expats in Asia intactlact.gifnovaxnocirc.gifuc.jpgnamaste.gif
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