a person or being from another planet; an alien
It might be easy, now that he had established mental contact with this off-worlder, for the other to pick up a thought as vivid as that.
You are from off-world, that I know. No junkman would have lifted a finger to save my life. You are the first off-worlder my people have ever known and for that you are doubly welcome.
Maybe the offworlder tried.
She looked startled. ‘Oh! You're an offworlder… Look, you can’t go around town with an offworldder’s [sic] wallet.’
The aliens, the off-worlders, stayed hiding in their ship.
She worked in the library, writing out a master contract to allow off-worlders to trade in Matuko.
It was the place the offworlders sometimes landed.
In the Dry towns any stranger walked with his life in his hands. An off-worlder could not have maintained safety for a single day.
Forgive me, I have lived long among offworlders and I keep my barriers up without realizing it.
Too clannish—not really friendly to offworlders.
Weddings are always done out loud, in consideration of any offworlders who might be in the audience.
The colonists have legends of ships arriving, and offworlders turn up eventually.
He was impressed, for the bag was large and obviously heavy. But despite the clumsy way she carried it, she could lift it easily. She was strong. All offworlders were strong, he knew that.
A. Norton 'Star Born'
Added to the OED in March 2004 with an earliest date of 1957.
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