evacuee

[ih-vak-yoo-ee, ih-vak-yoo-ee]

noun

a person who is withdrawn or removed from a place of danger, a disaster area, etc.

Nearby words

  1. eva,
  2. evacuant,
  3. evacuate,
  4. evacuation,
  5. evacuator,
  6. evade,
  7. evadne,
  8. evagation,
  9. evaginable,
  10. evaginate

Origin of evacuee

1935–40; < French évacué, past participle of évacuer to evacuate; see -ee

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British Dictionary definitions for evacuee

evacuee

noun

a person evacuated from a place of danger, esp in wartime
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Word Origin and History for evacuee

evacuee

n.

1934, from French évacué, from évacuer; see evacuate + -ee.

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