[ek-spe-lee, -spuh-, ik-spel-ee]


a person who has been expelled, especially one deported from a native or adopted country and resettled in another.

Nearby words

  1. expedition,
  2. expeditionary,
  3. expeditious,
  4. expel,
  5. expellant,
  6. expeller,
  7. expellers,
  8. expend,
  9. expendable,
  10. expenditure

Origin of expellee

First recorded in 1885–90; expel + -ee

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Word Origin and History for expellee



1888, from expel + -ee.

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