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See also: emigre, emigré, and émigre


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Borrowed from French émigré.


émigré (plural émigrés)

  1. A French person who has departed their native land, especially a royalist who left during the French Revolution.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 516:
      Any émigré who had returned to France without obtaining government consent was required to leave France forthwith []
  2. An emigrant, one who departs their native land to become an immigrant in another, especially a political exile.
    • 2007, Eve LaPlante, The opposite of Thanksgiving:
      In 1621 in Plymouth, émigré English Calvinists struggled to make their way in the harsh climate of this New World.
    • 2007, “A Free Life,” Publishers Weekly, 23 Jul 2007:
      His latest novel sheds light on an émigré writer’s woodshedding period.
    • 2014, James Wood, On Not Going Home London Review of Books, 20 Feb 2014:
      In that essay, Said distinguishes between exile, refugee, expatriate and émigré.

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émigré m (plural émigrés, feminine émigrée)

  1. emigrant


émigré m (feminine singular émigrée, masculine plural émigrés, feminine plural émigrées)

  1. past participle of émigrer

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