nee

or née

[ney]

Origin of nee

1750–60; < French, feminine of (past participle of naître to be born) ≪ Latin nātus (see native)
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Examples from the Web for nee

Contemporary Examples of nee

Historical Examples of nee

  • In that "nee Carfax" there was, to those who knew, something more than met the eye.

    Fraternity

    John Galsworthy

  • You is prayen for me, I no, bekose dat pane I had in my bak and my nee, is done gone.

    Bolax

    Josephine Culpeper

  • Mrs. Archie Moffam, nee Lucille Brewster, was small and slender.

  • Whereto served your hands and eyes, but this your nee'le to keep?

    Gammer Gurton's Needle

    Mr. S. Mr. of Art

  • Where ha' you been fidging abroad, since you your nee'le lost?Gammer.

    Gammer Gurton's Needle

    Mr. S. Mr. of Art


British Dictionary definitions for nee

née

nee

adjective
  1. indicating the maiden name of a married womanMrs Bloggs née Blandish

Word Origin for née

C19: from French: past participle (fem) of naître to be born, from Latin nascī
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Word Origin and History for nee

introducing the maiden name of a married woman, 1758, from French née, fem. past participle of naître "born," from Latin natus, past participle of nasci "to be born" (Old Latin gnasci; see genus).

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