émigré

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noun, often attributive émi·gré \ˈe-mi-ˌgrā, ˌe-mi-ˈgrā\
variants: or less commonly

emigré

Definition of émigré

  1. :  emigrant; especially :  a person who emigrates for political reasons

Examples of émigré in a sentence

  1. He was one of a group of Soviet émigrés living in New York.

  2. the revolution resulted in a flood of émigrés into neighboring countries

Origin and Etymology of émigré

French émigré, from past participle of émigrer to emigrate, from Latin emigrare


First Known Use: 1792


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