evac·​u·​ee | \ i-ˌva-kyə-ˈwē How to pronounce evacuee (audio) , -kyü-ˈē-\

Definition of evacuee

: an evacuated person

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Synonyms for evacuee


deportee, émigré (also emigré), exile, expat [chiefly British], expatriate, refugee

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Examples of evacuee in a Sentence

One hundred evacuees spent the night at a school during the storm. evacuees by the thousands poured into the camps for displaced persons

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The others included 857 Bahamians and 39 evacuees of other nationalities. Ray Sanchez, CNN, "'There is nothing here': The future is uncertain for 70,000 in the Bahamas left homeless by Dorian," 8 Sep. 2019 The cruise ship brought evacuees to West Palm Beach, Florida. CBS News, "Dorian still slamming Canada with hurricane-force winds," 8 Sep. 2019 Fifty evacuees are expected to be sheltered at a recreation center in Lake Worth. Brooke Baitinger, sun-sentinel.com, "Floridians come to Bahamas’ rescue, but aid is slow to reach the suffering," 7 Sep. 2019 The tenders might also pick up evacuees who are seeking transport to Nassau in the southern Bahamas where there was little damage from the storm. Chabeli Herrera, orlandosentinel.com, "On Royal Caribbean cruise, teams will deliver 10,000 meals to Bahamians hit by Hurricane Dorian," 7 Sep. 2019 The Grand Celebration, a ship from Bahamas Paradise Cruise Lines that normally plies the Caribbean with tourists, was diverted to pick up evacuees, and brought more than 1,500 to Riviera Beach, Florida, on Saturday morning. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Dorian leaves behind death and destruction as it heads to New England, Nova Scotia," 7 Sep. 2019 About 150 evacuees were camped out at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, speedway spokesman Scott Cooper said. Washington Post, "Dorian grazes Carolina coast, aims for Outer Banks," 5 Sep. 2019 Bell ended up serving nearly 100 evacuees during the day. Fox News, "Boy, 6, uses money saved for Disney World trip to help Hurricane Dorian evacuees in South Carolina," 4 Sep. 2019 About 150 evacuees were camped out at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, speedway spokesman Scott Cooper said. Meg Kinnard, Twin Cities, "Hurricane Dorian rakes Carolinas as it moves up the coast," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of evacuee

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of evacuee was in 1918

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English Language Learners Definition of evacuee

: a person who has been removed from a dangerous place : a person who has been evacuated

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to make a temporary encampment

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