fiancé

or fi·an·ce

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

noun

a man engaged to be married.

Origin of fiancé

1850–55; < French: betrothed, past participle of fiancer, Old French fiancier, verbal derivative of fiance a promise, equivalent to fi(er) to trust (< Vulgar Latin *fīdāre, Latin fīdere) + -ance -ance; see -ee

Can be confused

fiancé fiancée faience
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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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