Originally Posted by Jigglypuff
just asking, doesnt that make you a hater?
Why does that make me a hater? American Expatriate just means that I am an American national living overseas, i will check dictionary.com.
, I'll indicate which parts of the definition apply to me.
3 entries found for expatriate.
ex·pa·tri·ate ( P ) Pronunciation Key (k-sptr-t)
v. ex·pa·tri·at·ed, ex·pa·tri·at·ing, ex·pa·tri·ates
To send into exile. See Synonyms at banish. NO
To remove (oneself) from residence in one's native land. YES
To give up residence in one's homeland. YES
To renounce allegiance to one's homeland. DEFINITELY NO
n. (-t, -t)
One who has taken up residence in a foreign country. YES
One who has renounced one's native land. NO
adj. (-t, -t)
Residing in a foreign country; expatriated: “She delighted in the bohemian freedom enjoyed by the expatriate artists, writers, and performers living in Rome” (Janet H. Murray).
I am confused. I thought expatriate only meant you permanently reside overseas? Does it necessarily mean that you have renounced allegiance to your homeland?