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née

adjective \ˈnā\

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

Full Definition of NÉE

1
—used to identify a woman by her maiden family name
2
:  originally or formerly called <the Brewers née Pilots who also are in their third year — Fred Ciampa>

Variants of NÉE

née or nee \ˈnā\
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Origin 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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