Definition of fiancé in English:



  • A man to whom a woman is engaged to be married.

    ‘my fiancé and I were childhood sweethearts’
    • ‘Amanda Cunningham also revealed she was expecting a baby girl next week with her fiancé, Andrew Whitehead.’
    • ‘The eldest is engaged to be married but her fiancé is seduced by the youngest sister and the pair are betrayed by the jealous middle sister.’
    • ‘In Mozart's joyous opera, fidelity is tested, emotions are betrayed and lovers deceived when a cynical gentleman challenges two fiancés to a bet.’
    • ‘We might be able to make him let us switch fiancés.’
    • ‘The party had been a huge success and the night ended for the girls as they both curled up on the seats in the stretch limo and feel asleep leaning against their new fiancés with their arms around their shoulders.’
    • ‘Luckily, they hadn't brought their fiancés along.’
    • ‘However, it's still tremendously funny; nervous fiancés and anxious parents everywhere should take note, it could be the perfect place for the bonding to start.’
    • ‘Various relationships with those in the Leppings Lane pen were represented, including those between parent and child, brothers and fiancés.’
    • ‘Now or ever, both my daughter and my niece are perfectly happy with their fiancés and I will not take their happiness away from them.’
    • ‘Of course, her geeky fiancé is no match in the love department for hunky Harry.’
    • ‘To my sister and her new fiancé, congratulations on your recent engagement.’
    • ‘She had no supporting witnesses other than her fiancé, whom she has known for only seven months.’
    • ‘According to one Kurdish group that searches for missing people, some women consider themselves still engaged to fiancés who vanished decades ago, while many married women cannot accept they have become widows.’
    • ‘Even my fiancé, whom I met in a pub, turns out to resigned from the Young Socialists over Vietnam.’
    • ‘Black and I took our seats across from our precious fiancés (once again, sense the sarcasm) and saw them smirking at us, identical looks on their faces.’
    • ‘As we moved into more general reminiscences, several people thought of teachers who had lost their husbands or fiancés in the war, with little hope of finding a new man when so many in that generation had been killed.’
    • ‘To me this was pointless as I loved my fiancé and he loved me so why not get out and see the world together as a couple.’
    • ‘This would have been brought out in the scenes when they are with their respective fiancés - the feeling of making do which made Meg Ryan's search in ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ so important.’
    • ‘I've been going out with my fiancé for over three years now and we're getting married next spring.’
    • ‘Instead, thoughts turned to the mothers and sons, fiancés and friends who perished at the hands of the bombers and the devastation wreaked on their families by a twisted perversion of the Islamic faith.’
    sweetheart, loved one, love, true love, lady love, darling, dearest, dear one, lover, girlfriend, boyfriend, young lady, young man, woman friend, lady friend, man friend, beau, admirer, worshipper, inamorata, inamorato
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Mid 19th century: from French, past participle of fiancer ‘betroth’, from Old French fiance ‘a promise’, based on Latin fidere ‘to trust’.