fiancé

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See also: fiance

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fiancé.

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Noun[edit]

fiancé (plural fiancés, feminine fiancée)

  1. A man who is engaged to be married.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) A person engaged to be married.
    • 2009, B. R. Laine, Tales from Suffolk County, page 107:
      West said that she was proud of their relationship and is looking forward to meeting his fiancé.
    • 2018, Christina J. Easley -, Disaster Free Survivor Strikes Back: Storms of Love & Loss, →ISBN, page 163:
      He could not bear to think about the idea that his fiancé could die in their dream home where they had shared so many unforgettable moments together.
    • 2018, T. K. Kohl, Quest of the Staff and the Sword, →ISBN, page 153:
      Matt called his fiancé and told her to come to the office.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Traditionally, the spelling fiancé is used for a man who is engaged, with fiancée being the female counterpart (this is a reflection of the corresponding distinction in French). However, this distinction is not reliably followed today.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fiancer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fiancé (feminine singular fiancée, masculine plural fiancés, feminine plural fiancées)

  1. engaged

Noun[edit]

fiancé m (plural fiancés)

  1. fiancé

Verb[edit]

fiancé m (feminine singular fiancée, masculine plural fiancés, feminine plural fiancées)

  1. past participle of fiancer

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