escapee

noun es·cap·ee \ i-ˌskā-ˈpē , ˌe-(ˌ)skā- , ˌe-skə- \
|Updated on: 4 Aug 2018

Definition of escapee

: one that has escaped; especially : an escaped prisoner

Examples of escapee in a Sentence

  1. an escapee from the local jail

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First Known Use of escapee

circa 1866

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ESCAPEE Defined for English Language Learners

escapee

Definition of escapee for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has escaped : a prisoner who has escaped


ESCAPEE Defined for Kids

escapee

noun es·cap·ee \ i-ˌskā-ˈpē \

Definition of escapee for Students

: a person who escapes

Law Dictionary

escapee

noun es·ca·pee \ is-ˌkā-ˈpē, ˌes-kā- \

legal Definition of escapee

: a person who escapes


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