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[fee-ahn-sey, fee-ahn-sey] /ˌfi ɑnˈseɪ, fiˈɑn seɪ/
a woman engaged to be married.
Origin of fiancée
1850-55; < French; feminine of fiancé
Can be confused
fiancé, fiancée, faience. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for fiancee
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  • My only acquaintance is with the fiancee, and I want you to introduce me.

  • Such was the view Kasatsky held of women, and that was how he regarded his fiancee.

    Father Sergius Leo Tolstoy
  • John Doane's name was never mentioned in his fiancee's presence.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She had intimated that he was a coward in not seeing his fiancee and telling her the truth.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I suppose the man couldn't have been a relation, or even her fiancee?

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • Knowing that Foresta was Bud's fiancee he determined to look into the matter.

    The Hindered Hand Sutton E. Griggs
  • Evidently his fiancee had agreed to the pact for they were now man and wife.

  • The cold war enemy has kidnapped your fiancee and taken her to their motherland.

    Summer Snow Storm Adam Chase
  • She was as he had known her almost as a child and later on as Prince Andrew's fiancee.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • June was the portion of Bosinney, who was placed between Irene and his fiancee.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for fiancee


a woman who is engaged to be married
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fiancee

"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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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