Main definitions of affrontee in English

: affrontee1affrontee2

affrontee1

noun

  • A person who is or has been affronted; an insulted or offended person.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. From affront + -ee, after affronter.

Pronunciation:

affrontee

/əˌfrʌnˈtiː/

Main definitions of affrontee in English

: affrontee1affrontee2

affrontee2

(also affronty, affrontée, affronté)

adjective

Heraldry
  • 1rare Originally Heraldry. Of two figures in a design: facing each other. Compare affronted, confronté. Now rare.

  • 2Heraldry. Of a figure: facing the viewer; showing the full face.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Alexander Nisbet (1657–1725), heraldic writer. From French affronté (of two figures) facing one another, face-to-face, use as adjective of the past participle of affronter.

Pronunciation:

affrontee

/əˌfrʌnˈtiː/