- 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 neer
"Reck'n et's neer onto three thousin' mile," drawled the Confed.Four Years in Rebel Capitals
T. C. DeLeon
Could neer express the charming lip that has me in its powr.Victorian Songs
And I neer hae been able to get his brother beyond What is effectual calling?
Its an innocent sang for a that; and I wish his brothers may neer do waur than sing the like ot.
He died at Burwell neer Lowth in Lincolnshire about 1656 or 1657, aged 92 yeares.Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2)
- indicating the maiden name of a married womanMrs Bloggs née Blandish
- a poetic contraction of never
Word Origin and History for neer
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).
c.1200, contraction of never.