fir·​ee | \ ˌfī-ˈrē How to pronounce firee (audio) \
plural firees

Definition of firee

: a person who has been fired from a job Don't be afraid to look for work in a new industry or consider a new type of job. Some firees have given rein to their entrepreneurial instincts.— Anne Faircloth … memos announcing an executive's dismissal have become more concise, mostly for legal reasons. Companies fear that an old-style recital of the firee's many contributions may end up as ammunition in a suit alleging that the firing was unjustified.— Walter Kiechel III

First Known Use of firee

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for firee

fire entry 2 + -ee entry 1

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