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née

adjective \ˈnā\

Simple Definition of née

  • —used after a married woman's name to identify the family name that she had when she was born

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of née

  1. 1 —used to identify a woman by her maiden family name

  2. 2 :  originally or formerly called <the Brewers née Pilots who also are in their third year — Fred Ciampa>

Variants of née

or

nee

play \ˈnā\

Origin and Etymology of née

French née, feminine of né, literally, born, past participle of naître to be born, from Latin nasci — more at nation


First Known Use: 1758


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