Origin of refugee
Related formsref·u·gee·ism, nounpro·ref·u·gee, adjective
Examples from the Web for refugee
In 1996, Bourjerdi was granted political asylum and went to Australia as a refugee.
The refugee stories are compelling at first, but horrific details are numbing.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today, she and her family are among the 13,500 Syrian refugee families living in Concern-supported housing in northern Lebanon.
Refugee camps played a crucial role during the Second Intifada.
“The situation is no longer under control,” says Ehab, a resident of al-Amari refugee camp outside Ramallah.
Refugee camps one termed then and therein lived 20,000 of the city's homeless.Port O' Gold|Louis John Stellman
These refugee children had seen so many sorrows that they had forgotten that they were young.Revisiting the Earth|James Langdon Hill
Nan insisted that this last person was a Nihilist, while Jo declared she was an American refugee.The Four Corners Abroad|Amy Ella Blanchard
The 11th we arrived off Maule's Point, and took on as a refugee Mrs. Forbes.Reminiscences of Two Years in the United States Navy|John M. Batten
De Beers came out strong in another direction by heading the list of subscriptions to a Refugee fund which had been opened.The Siege of Kimberley|T. Phelan
British Dictionary definitions for refugee
- a person who has fled from some danger or problem, esp political persecutionrefugees from Rwanda
- (as modifier)a refugee camp; a refugee problem