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fiancé

[fee-ahn-sey, fee-ahn-sey] /ˌfi ɑnˈseɪ, fiˈɑn seɪ/
noun
1.
a man engaged to be married.
Also, fiance.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French: betrothed, past participle of fiancer, Old French fiancier, verbal derivative of fiance a promise, equivalent to fi(er) to trust (< Vulgar Latin *fīdāre, Latin fīdere) + -ance -ance; see -ee
Can be confused
fiancé, fiancée, faience.
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British Dictionary definitions for fiancé

fiancé

/fɪˈɒnseɪ/
noun
1.
a man who is engaged to be married
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Old French fiancier to promise, betroth, from fiance a vow, from fier to trust, from Latin fīdere
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Word Origin and History for fiancé

fiance

n.

"man to whom one is betrothed," 1864, from French fiancé, past participle of fiancer "to betroth" (see fiancee).

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