ex·​pel·​lee | \ ˌek-ˌspe-ˈlē How to pronounce expellee (audio) , ik- \

Definition of expellee

: a person who is expelled especially from a native or adopted country

Examples of expellee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Known by its German acronym, GB/BHE, the party lobbied to improve the economic and social conditions faced by expellees. Anil Menon, The Conversation, "Postwar forced resettlement of Germans echoes through the decades," 7 May 2020 Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old expellee, had brought an assault rifle to his former school Wednesday and opened fire, killing 17 people. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Parkland Shooting Reverberates In Connecticut, Still Haunted By Sandy Hook," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of expellee

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Expellee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expellee. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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