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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’
stranger, visitor, non-member, odd man outView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Late 18th century (originally denoting a person escaping the French Revolution): French, past participle of émigrer ‘emigrate’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.