1. (used with a plural verb) persons who lack a home, as through political exile, destruction of their previous shelter, or lack of financial resources (usually preceded by the): After the earthquake, the displaced were temporarily housed in armories.

Origin of displaced

First recorded in 1565–75; displace + -ed2
Related formsun·dis·placed, adjective
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