a native or inhabitant of Earth; cf. earth people n.
The girl’s memory was extraordinarily retentive, far more retentive than is the case with any normal earth person.
His thoughts were full of some Earth person of the female element.
No other Earth-person has ever been able to make the grade.
TERRESTRIAL - An Earth person - born on this planet of the species homo sapiens and without knowingness of other origin.
That was an ingenious idea, Earthperson.…There is now a beneficent atmosphere surrounding my pressure envelope, which will enable me to repair the torn fabric and survive until Illensan assistance arrives. Thank you
It was Tarna’s first demonstration of Earthpersons—or rather Earth robots—in action, and the villagers were hugely impressed.
Putta waved his hands despairingly, ‘And... you’re an Earth person, a human being, and human beings are famous all over the... well, you would call it the Pisces-Cetus Supercluster Complex—famous for being...’ He sighed and then blurted out, ‘You kill everything you don’t understand and then sometimes you eat it. You don’t even like people from other continents on your own planet, you...’ He faltered, while the Doctor chuckled audibly.
Ray Cummings, 'The Fire People'
The majority of cites are for the plural "earth people"; in addition to antedating any form, we would like cites of any date for the forms "earth person" and "earth persons".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1959 cite for "earth person" from the magazine "GALAC-TICKS"
Fred Galvin submitted a 1922 cite for "earth person" from "The Fire People" by Ray Cummings.
Simon Koppel submitted an 1896 cite for "earth people", from G. P. Lathrop. Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2021 cite for "earth people" from C. J. Anders. Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2015 cite for "earth person" from a 2015 Doctor Who novel by A.L. Kennedy.
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