Definition of refugee in English:

refugee

Syllabification: ref·u·gee
Pronunciation: /ˌrefyo͝oˈjē, ˈrefyo͝oˌjē
 
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noun

A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster: tens of thousands of refugees fled their homes [as modifier]: a refugee camp
More example sentences
  • The government wants to dump refugees into camps in isolated areas around Britain.
  • Immigrants and refugees are not likely to be people who have lived in affluent suburbs.
  • We hear next to nothing of the refugee camps, the economic and social embargoes and the massacres.
Synonyms

Origin

late 17th century: from French réfugié 'gone in search of refuge', past participle of (se) réfugier, from refuge (see refuge).

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