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

Definition of evictee

: an evicted person

Examples of evictee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fox News host Tucker Carlson, an early Season 3 evictee, told Slate in 2016. Emily Yahr, Washington Post, "‘Dancing with the Stars’ perfected a formula for kitschy, escapist joy. Can it survive today’s politics?," 16 Sep. 2019 Indeed, when slum demolitions happen, the evictees usually end up spreading to other similar communities. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Africa’s largest city has a habit of kicking out its poor to make room for the rich," 31 Jan. 2020 Six of the seven evictees are plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the management company. Austen Erblat, sun-sentinel.com, "Landlord seeks to evict seven involved in lawsuit over condition of apartments, tenants union says," 22 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of evictee

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Evictee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evictee. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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