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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

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 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


NÉE Defined for Kids

née

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adjective \ˈnā\

Definition of née

  1. —used to identify a woman by her maiden name <Mrs. Jane Brown, née Johnson>



Variants of née

or nee \ˈnā\

Learn More about née

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "née"


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