Origin of refugee
Related formsref·u·gee·ism, nounpro·ref·u·gee, adjective
Examples from the Web for refugees
Instead, spa hotels filled up with over 30,000 refugees from the war-troubled Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.
Some refugees wait for days on the ships before setting sail.
They are not the actual traffickers, Yazbek says, so generally the other refugees protect their identity.
Yazbek tells The Daily Beast that the traffickers guarantee their service, and they treat the Syrian refugees with respect.
The Daily Beast has followed some of the refugees who landed in Sicily a month ago.
Jus' 'fore freedom come, de new overseer am 'structed to take us to Texas and takes us to Kaufman County and we is refugees dere.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
Some of the aristocratic Zurich families of to-day trace their origin to these Locarno refugees.The Story of Switzerland|Lina Hug
The further fate of these refugees we shall have occasion to trace hereafter.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 1|Henry Charles Lea
In the morning the refugees were again fed and provided with blankets by the expeditionary force from its already slender store.The Spirit Lake Massacre|Thomas Teakle
The discussion must have unsettled the convictions of the refugees.The Anglo-French Entente in the Seventeenth Century|Charles Bastide
British Dictionary definitions for refugees
- a person who has fled from some danger or problem, esp political persecutionrefugees from Rwanda
- (as modifier)a refugee camp; a refugee problem
Derived Formsrefugeeism, noun
Culture definitions for refugees
People who flee a nation, often to escape punishment for their political affiliations or for political dissent.