ex·​pel·​lee ˌek-ˌspe-ˈlē How to pronounce expellee (audio)
: 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, 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, 16 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of expellee was in 1888

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“Expellee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expellee. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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