Definition of aîné in English:

aîné

(also ainé, aînée)

adjective

  • Used as a postpositive, usually after a surname, to designate the older or oldest of two or more members of the same family.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From French aîné ayne. Compare earlier ayne, eigne.

Pronunciation

aîné

/eɪˈneɪ/