fiancé

or fi·an·ce

[ fee-ahn-sey, fee-ahn-sey ]
/ ˌfi ɑnˈseɪ, fiˈɑn seɪ /

noun

a man engaged to be married.

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Origin of fiancé

First recorded in 1850–55; from French: “betrothed,” past participle of fiancer, Old French fiancier, verbal derivative of fiance “a promise,” equivalent to fi(er) “to trust” (from unattested Vulgar Latin fīdāre, Latin fīdere ) + -ance noun suffix; see -ance, -ee

usage note for fiancé

See fiancée.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fiancé

fiancé , fiancée, faience

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British Dictionary definitions for fiancé

fiancé
/ (fɪˈɒnseɪ) /

noun

a man who is engaged to be married

Word Origin for fiancé

C19: from French, from Old French fiancier to promise, betroth, from fiance a vow, from fier to trust, from Latin fīdere
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