Definitions

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  • n. An inhabitant or a resident of New York City.
  • n. An inhabitant or a resident of the state of New York.

Etymologies

New York +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A recent New Yorker cartoon by David Sipress has an ordinary-looking woman addressing a wimpish man on the other end of a couch with “I want to start dating other zhlubs .”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • One of these, a rattle-brained New Yorker named Charles J. Guiteau, approached the President on J.ly 2, 1881, as he was waiting at a railroad station in Washington, about to start on a journey, and shot him through the body.

    American Men of Action

  • In a 1949 article in the New Yorker (now the Nyawka), John Davenport commented on “Slurvian,” the language of what linguists call syncope (“SING-kuh-pee”).

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The most successful pioneer purveyor of movies on video was New Yorker Arthur Morowitz, who made his fortune operating adult theaters in Times Square, and in 1978 used a portion of one of his theaters to open Video Shack, offering movies of all kinds for sale.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • And when I quit my job at the mutual fund I bought The New Yorker Book of Poems—the big yellow book—and I discovered Snodgrass, Kunitz, Nemerov, and Moss.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • Energy Independence and the Safety of Our PlanetIn April of 2005, Elizabeth Kolbert did a series of articles for The New Yorker about climate change.

    Energy Independence and the Safety of Our Planet

  • I sent a laser-printed chapter from my first novel, American Apology, along with its best rejection letter “competently written, at times even affecting” and a short story that my writing group insisted The New Yorker should have taken.

    Isabel’s Bed

  • Ms. K then riled up the mother of all backbiting, class-ignorant women writers of all time, Maureen Dowd, who agreed in print in the New York Times that Roseanne Connor was loud and loose and could not walk from the soundstage to the hallowed halls of The New Yorker up in this mothafocka!

    Roseanne Archy

  • Despise the British most of them might, but every New Yorker knew there was no currency more to be prized than English silver.

    City of Glory

  • The other members—Samuel Osgood, Abraham Clark of New Jersey, and Thomas McKean of Delaware—were all lukewarm in regard to Morris, but the chairman was the New Yorker James Duane, a stalwart Nationalist.

    Robert Morris

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