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

Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of firee was in 1985

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“Firee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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