- born (placed after the name of a married woman to introduce her maiden name): Madame de Staël, nee Necker.
Origin of nee
Examples from the Web for nee
Contemporary Examples of nee
Jemima Khan, nee Goldsmith, is the daughter of one of Britain's richest men, Sir Jimmy Goldsmith, who died in 1997.Masseuse Claims Assault by Russell Brand
August 2, 2014
Rooney, nee Joe Yule, Jr., always understood his role in life.Mickey Rooney Was Hollywood’s Golden Age Showman
April 7, 2014
Still more celebs: Hank Williams, Jr., headlined for John McCain in Fayetteville ( nee Fort Bragg) Tuesday afternoon.My Front Row Seat in the Nation's Strangest Swing State
October 30, 2008
Historical Examples of nee
In that "nee Carfax" there was, to those who knew, something more than met the eye.Fraternity
You is prayen for me, I no, bekose dat pane I had in my bak and my nee, is done gone.Bolax
Mrs. Archie Moffam, nee Lucille Brewster, was small and slender.Indiscretions of Archie
P. G. Wodehouse
Whereto served your hands and eyes, but this your nee'le to keep?
Where ha' you been fidging abroad, since you your nee'le lost?Gammer.
- indicating the maiden name of a married womanMrs Bloggs née Blandish
Word Origin for née
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).