Definition of émigré in English:


Syllabification: é·mi·gré
Pronunciation: /ˈeməˌgrā
(also emigre)


  • A person who has left their own country in order to settle in another, usually for political reasons.
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    • In view of the contributions of German émigrés, the experiential program was named Émigré Memorial German Internship Program.
    • For the most part, the work of Russian émigré scientists and engineers became a part of the mainstream activities of the new country.


late 18th century (originally denoting a person escaping the French Revolution): French, past participle of émigrer 'emigrate'.

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