escapee

noun
es·​cap·​ee | \ i-ˌskā-ˈpē How to pronounce escapee (audio) , ˌe-(ˌ)skā-, ˌe-skə- \

Definition of escapee

: one that has escaped especially : an escaped prisoner

Examples of escapee in a Sentence

an escapee from the local jail
Recent Examples on the Web Authorities believe the five family members were murdered by prison escapee Gonzalo Lopez. Fox News, 4 June 2022 Here, Ariel Pryce is a 40-ish escapee from a former life now ensconced in a farmhouse on an un-tony plot of Long Island. Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2022 Investigators are working to determine if a vehicle discovered in Evansville, Indiana, is linked to the Alabama prison escapee and fugitive prison guard who fled from an Alabama jail late last month. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 9 May 2022 The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is releasing new photos of escapee Gonzalo Lopez. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 19 May 2022 The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is releasing new photos of escapee Gonzalo Lopez. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 19 May 2022 The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is releasing new photos of escapee Gonzalo Lopez. CBS News, 18 May 2022 The Lawrence County sheriff said a Lawrence County man missing since 2017 is the half-brother of Lauderdale County escapee Casey White. al, 3 May 2022 The raccoon, an escapee from the Zoological Society, chewed through a wire, leaving Hendrix’s guitar silent. Jake Goldwasser, The New Yorker, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of escapee

circa 1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of escapee was circa 1866

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29 Jun 2022

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“Escapee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/escapee. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for escapee

escapee

noun
es·​cap·​ee | \ i-ˌskā-ˈpē \

Kids Definition of escapee

: a person who escapes

escapee

noun
es·​ca·​pee | \ is-ˌkā-ˈpē, ˌes-kā- How to pronounce escapee (audio) \

Legal Definition of escapee

: a person who escapes

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