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escapee

[ih-skey-pee, es-key-] /ɪ skeɪˈpi, ˌɛs keɪ-/
noun
1.
a person who escapes, especially from a prison or other place of detention.
Origin of escapee
1860-1865
1860-65; escape + -ee
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  • When the goat squeezed under the dog leaped over and continued to herd the escapee toward the pen.

    Rescue Dog of the High Pass James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Jink, here, has a theory that it's some escapee from the paper-doll factory, with a machete.

    Police Operation H. Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for escapee

escapee

/ɪˌskeɪˈpiː/
noun
1.
a person who has escaped, esp an escaped prisoner
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Word Origin and History for escapee
n.

1865, American English, from escape (v.) + -ee.

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