evict·​ee | \ i-ˌvik-ˈtē How to pronounce evictee (audio) \

Definition of evictee

: an evicted person

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There are pros and cons to this twist, for both the houseguests and the evictees. Lynette Rice, EW.com, "Big Brother producer says size of Gr8tful alliance is 'ridiculous'," 5 July 2019 In 2009, six people died when a fire broke out as police suppressed evictees who had occupied a building set for redevelopment. Washington Post, "Evictees from SKorea’s 1st Olympics recall harsh clearings," 9 Mar. 2018 Only ethics or ignorance prevents every evictee from doing the same. Rikka Fountain, WSJ, "The Hostile Occupation of Carlos Lopez’s House," 1 June 2018 In 2016, about 30 people were injured when thugs hired by developers beat evictees during a clearance. Washington Post, "Evictees from SKorea’s 1st Olympics recall harsh clearings," 9 Mar. 2018 Yoav and Uri unwittingly reprise their mission in Gaza by helping to dispossess poor evictees. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "The Best New Fiction," 7 July 2017 For the latest evictee in season 19, Jillian Parker trying to play like former winner Rachel Reilly—just wasn't in the cards. Brian Porreca, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Big Brother 19': Second Evictee Talks Trying to Play the Game Like a Former Winner," 7 July 2017 Of all the evictees depicted in this book, only one — Scott, the former nurse — eventually regains a job and an apartment. Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times, "Matthew Desmond’s ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City’," 26 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of evictee

1849, in the meaning defined above

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