evacuee

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

Definition of evacuee

: an evacuated person

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Ed Yarbrough, a wildfire evacuee from St. Helena in Napa County, watched firefighters douse flames across from his house Monday. Janie Har, The Christian Science Monitor, "Confidence rises as winds ebb in California Glass Fire," 29 Sep. 2020 Not every evacuee had an easy time securing lodging last week. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Oregon wildfire evacuees fill hotel rooms vacated due to the pandemic," 18 Sep. 2020 Holly Hansen, an evacuee from the LNU fire, was among evacuees from the community of Angwin being allowed to back their homes for one hour to retrieve belongings. CBS News, "Looting the latest concern in massive California wildfires," 24 Aug. 2020 Police said the gunfire left a Hurricane Laura evacuee from the Lake Charles area dead near the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street about 12:35 p.m. Tuesday. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Watch: After man fatally shoots Hurricane Laura evacuee, trooper detains shooter in New Orleans," 8 Sep. 2020 Once a family leaves their area, a disinfection team cleans the area before another family or evacuee can come in. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Forced to deal with wildfire and COVID concerns, evacuees move from temporary shelters to hotel rooms," 8 Sep. 2020 Holly Hansen, an evacuee from the LNU fire, was among evacuees from the community of Angwin being allowed to back their homes for one hour to retrieve belongings. CBS News, "Looting the latest concern in massive California wildfires," 24 Aug. 2020 In Stumptown, a handful of neighbors, one of them a returning evacuee who has headed to Clearlake, caught up. Michael Williams, SFChronicle.com, "Smoke-choked Bay Area headed into another wildfire weekend," 28 Aug. 2020 For Harvey, the city provided 6,000 shelter beds for evacuees, a quarter of a million meals and 4,000 tarps at the city’s Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph evacuee center. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje, ExpressNews.com, "More than 1,000 Hurricane Laura evacuees seek shelter in San Antonio," 26 Aug. 2020

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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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14 Oct 2020

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“Evacuee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evacuee. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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evacuee

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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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