Related to furriner: newie, unclarity, unobscured


a dialectal rendering of foreigner, often used humorously
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(ˈfɜr ə nər, ˈfʌr-)

n. Dial.
a foreigner.
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References in classic literature ?
Craig, "'Will you try to make me believe as furriners like them can do us half th' harm them ministers do with their bad government?
Gustav Morf writes, "During his seafaring life, and probably still later, Conrad must have often suffered from the hostility which sailors and others evinced to the 'furriner' whom an unfortunate accent betrayed almost at once" (86).
It will replace the ubiquitous Vinca minor or myrtle, a slow growing, expensive evergreen furriner. Have you ever eaten fresh spring violet salad?
She didn't even yell but said some furriner jaw-breaking word, exquisite exquisite, said it over and over again.
In response to the policeman's disparagement of "furriners," Julio insists "I American....
Some 'furriners, and especially Londoners, looked quite bemused--as if it were impossible to reconcile such a vibrant hub with its venue in deeply rural north Norfolk...
The comments of a middle-aged Methodist who had been active in a committee formed to aid Lewis underscored the defensiveness Soviet criticism on race produced in many Americans: "It's been most humiliating for us, as Americans, to hear a lot of furriners [sic] get up and jabber about how our government was no good and how we couldn't make laws to suit ourselves." (98)
Array tries to blame Earl's actions on the "furriners'" scent, but Jim replies, "Something about one or the other of those girls has woke up something in the boy....
Watch out for those furriners, son; when you're not watching, they might poison your bodily fluids.
I wonder why honest English girls won't answer the gentry for governesses, instead of them gaping, scheming, wicked furriners?" (pp.
Introduced to the townsfolk at a party held in her honor, Carol heard the men talk of motorcars, train schedules, "furriners," and praise Gopher Prairie as God's own country.