fiancée

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noun fi·an·cée \ˌfē-ˌän-ˈsā, fē-ˈän-ˌ\

Definition of fiancée

  1. :  a woman engaged to be married

Examples of fiancée in a sentence

  1. My fiancée and I will be married in June.

  2. <his fiancée is insisting on an elaborate wedding>

Fiancé or fiancée?

People may well be anxious, when referring to their betrothed, to make sure that they use the correct term. So the fact that fiancé and fiancée are pronounced exactly the same may cause some degree of worry and uncertainty. These two words are borrowed directly from French, in which language they have equivalent but gendered meanings: fiancé refers to a man who is engaged to be married, and fiancée refers to a woman. We have, as of this date, no evidence suggesting that the meaning of either word is affected by the gender of the person to whom the fiancé or fiancée is engaged.

Origin and Etymology of fiancée

French, feminine of fiancé


First Known Use: 1835


Learn More about fiancée

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of fiancée


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