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fiancée

[fee-ahn-sey, fee-ahn-sey] /ˌfi ɑnˈseɪ, fiˈɑn seɪ/
noun
1.
a woman engaged to be married.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French; feminine of fiancé
Can be confused
fiancé, fiancée, faience.
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Examples for fiancée
  • He runs into his former fiancee and quietly hands back all of the letters she had written him over the years.
British Dictionary definitions for fiancée

fiancée

/fɪˈɒnseɪ/
noun
1.
a woman who is engaged to be married
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Word Origin and History for fiancée

fiancee

n.

"woman to whom one is betrothed," 1853, from French fianceé, fem. of fiancé, past participle of fiancer "to betroth," from fiance "a promise, trust," from fier "to trust," from Vulgar Latin *fidare (see affiance). Has all but expelled native betrothed. The verb fiance, now obsolete, was used c.1450-1600 for "to engage to be married."

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