a person who lives on a planet (in contrast to a person who lives or frequently travels in space)
Max I trust. It’s those rinks who're supposed to hold the port steady for us. They're all dirtsiders at heart, you know. Lunatics, every last one of them.
He decided to get married, raise a brood of his own, and settle down as a dirtsider.
Dirtsiders tended to think of starships as solid chunks of alloy wrapped around passages and compartments, but any professional spacer knew better.
I do not think anyone will go to Earth for a long time. I certainly will not. I have Luna muscles, Luna bones. I have no desire to be toothpick-man on planet of crazy dirtsiders.
We’re used to being a world unto ourselves. Dirtsiders brush past us like mayflies.
Dirtsider, huh? Well, some of the ship is automated, but you might as well learn the basics. Strap yourself in.
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Timothy Zahn, "Return to the Fold"
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