Definition of émigré in English:

émigré

noun

  • A person who has left their own country in order to settle in another, typically for political reasons.

    ‘Soviet émigrés and defectors’
    as modifier ‘émigré life’
    • ‘In view of the contributions of German émigrés, the experiential program was named Émigré Memorial German Internship Program.’
    • ‘For the most part, the work of Russian émigré scientists and engineers became a part of the mainstream activities of the new country.’
    stranger, visitor, non-member, odd man out
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Origin

Late 18th century (originally denoting a person escaping the French Revolution): French, past participle of émigrer ‘emigrate’.

Pronunciation

émigré

/ˈɛmɪɡreɪ/