Definition of émigré in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeməˌɡrā/
(also emigre)


A person who has left their own country in order to settle in another, usually for political reasons.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: é·mi·gré

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