es·cap·ee | \i-ˌskā-ˈpē, 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

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Traveling near Danbury on the night their brother captured the heavyweight crown, two of Marciano’s sisters were stopped by state troopers who were searching for a pair of escapees from the nearby women’s prison. Chris Brodeur,, "UConn Professor Chronicles Rocky Marciano's Rise Set Against Boxing's Murky Underworld," 12 July 2018 More than 2,900 French police, soldiers and detectives fanned out across the country, searching vehicles at border crossings and toll booths and poring over cellphone records to find the escapee, Redoine Faïd. Sam Schechner, WSJ, "Yes, Hollywood Did Influence That Helicopter Jailbreak in France," 2 July 2018 That was the case when Trump recognized a North Korean defector during his State of the Union address in January and hosted a group of North Korean escapees in the Oval Office. Fox News, "Some worry Trump is overlooking other issues with NKorea," 5 June 2018 The elephant, who used to live on the grounds Neverland Ranch with Michael Jackson, didn’t get very far in his escapee adventure. Kelli Bender,, "Michael Jackson's Former Neverland Ranch Elephant Escapes New Home at Florida Zoo," 18 June 2018 The wayward peacock could be an escapee from some estate across Buffalo Bayou, in River Oaks. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, "The Houston Arboretum’s newest resident: An exotic peacock," 15 June 2018 The sheriff’s office announced Tuesday Boltin’s father, 51-year-old Hoyte Boltin, faces a charge of aiding an escapee. Fox News, "Dad helped son after escape from South Carolina prison; 2 murder suspects still on the loose, officials say," 22 May 2018 And a character called the Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), an escapee from the Quantum Realm, is an anguished creature who dematerializes and rematerializes at will during fights with Ant-Man and the Wasp, making her a tough opponent to beat and defeat. Soren Andersen, The Seattle Times, "‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: Paul Rudd is back in busy little sequel," 2 July 2018 So, that takes care of one set of inmates — how about the escapees?, "Orange Is The New Black," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of escapee

circa 1866, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of escapee

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


es·cap·ee | \i-ˌskā-ˈpē\

Kids Definition of escapee

: a person who escapes


es·ca·pee | \is-ˌkā-ˈpē, ˌes-kā- \

Legal Definition of escapee 

: a person who escapes

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