Definition of evacuee in English:

evacuee

Line breaks: evac¦uee
Pronunciation: /ɪˌvakjuːˈiː
 
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noun

  • A person evacuated from a place of danger: his experiences as a wartime evacuee [as modifier]: evacuee children
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    • It is the second upheaval that Mann, herself a wartime evacuee to Canada and then America, concentrates on - and emotional stuff it is, too.
    • Amid the discomforts of his passage the author reflects on or trawls his past, his sorrows and betrayals, his experience as a wartime evacuee.
    • Hundreds of thousands of evacuees and refugees need urgent help to pay for basic necessities.

Origin

early 20th century (originally in the French form): from French évacué, past participle of évacuer, from Latin evacuare (see evacuate).

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