Full record for dirtsider n.

Definition a spacer's term for an inhabitant of a planet
OED requirements any evidence 1984
Earliest cite Timothy Zahn, "Return to the Fold"
Comment Jeff Prucher submitted a 2000 cite from a reprint of Anne McCaffery and Mercedes Lackey's 1992 "The Ship Who Searched".
Douglas Winston submitted a 2001 cite from David Gerrold's "Bouncing off the Moon"
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1987 reprint of Timothy Zahn's "Return to the Fold": Mike Christie verified this in its first publication (Analog, September 1984)
Ralf Brown commented that he'd seen use of the term in David Weber's "In Enemy Hands", and Malcolm Farmer located cites in a 1998 reprint.
Ralf Brown also suggested, from an etext, "Where Sea Meets Sky", by "Christopher Pike as recorded by Jerry Oltion": we would be interested to see the cite from a printed copy.
Last modified 30 July, 2019

Citations for dirtsider n.

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1984 T. Zahn Return to Fold in Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact Sept. 15/2 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.
1992 A. McCaffrey & M. Lackey Ship Who Searched i. 2 He decided to get married, raise a brood of his own, and settle down as a dirtsider.
1998 D. Weber In Enemy Hands 463 Dirtsiders tended to think of starships as solid chunks of alloy wrapped around passages and compartments, but any professional spacer knew better.
2001 D. Gerrold Bouncing Off Moon 26, 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.
2009 Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Apr. 200 We're used to being a world unto ourselves. Dirtsiders brush past us like mayflies.