nee

or née

[ ney ]
/ neɪ /
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adjective

born (placed after the name of a married woman to introduce her maiden name): Madame de Staël, nee Necker.

Nearby words

  1. nedc,
  2. nedda,
  3. neddy,
  4. nederland,
  5. nedette,
  6. need,
  7. need like a hole in the head,
  8. needed,
  9. needfire,
  10. needful

Origin of nee

1750–60; < French, feminine of (past participle of naître to be born) ≪ Latin nātus (see native)

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British Dictionary definitions for nee

née

nee

/ (neɪ) /

adjective

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

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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