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émigré

[ em-i-grey; French ey-mee-grey ]

noun

, plural é·mi·grés [em, -i-greyz, ey-mee-, grey].
  1. an emigrant, especially a person who flees from their native land because of political conditions.
  2. a person who fled from France because of opposition to or fear of the revolution that began in 1789.


émigré

/ emiɡre; ˈɛmɪˌɡreɪ /

noun

  1. an emigrant, esp one forced to leave his native country for political reasons


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Word History and Origins

Origin of émigré1

First recorded in 1785–95; from French: noun use of past participle of émigrer, from Latin ēmīgrāre to emigrate

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Word History and Origins

Origin of émigré1

C18: from French, from émigrer to emigrate

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Example Sentences

Some say he's a wealthy emigre turning his talents to account.

And was that a social circle of Russian emigre, a certain set of Russian emigre?

That's correct, because being of the same nationality, I thought he was hurting all of our emigre here in Dallas.

Now, among the Russian emigre group in Dallas, did you ever know of anybody that you even thought might be a Communist?

He was an old emigre gentleman, blind and penniless, who was playing his flute in his attic, in order to pass the time.

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