escapee

[ ih-skey-pee, es-key- ]
/ ɪ skeɪˈpi, ˌɛs keɪ- /

noun

a person who escapes, especially from a prison or other place of detention.

Origin of escapee

First recorded in 1860–65; escape + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for escapee

escapee

/ (ɪˌskeɪˈpiː) /

noun

a person who has escaped, esp an escaped prisoner
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Word Origin and History for escapee

escapee


n.

1865, American English, from escape (v.) + -ee.

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