Definition of émigré
: emigrant; especially : a person who emigrates for political reasons
Examples of émigré in a Sentence
He was one of a group of Soviet émigrés living in New York.
the revolution resulted in a flood of émigrés into neighboring countries
Recent Examples of émigré from the Web
Latvian Song and Dance Festival A celebration of their culture and heritage, drawing Latvian emigres and their descendants from all over for five days of concerts, exhibitions, parties and plenty of good food.
At the same time, Tibetan emigres say an official campaign of repression and forced assimilation in their homeland is intensifying.
Could these French rural emigres be the leading edge of a massive population shift back to the countryside?
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Origin and Etymology of émigré
French émigré, from past participle of émigrer to emigrate, from Latin emigrare
First Known Use: 1792See Words from the same year
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