Definition of fiancée in English:



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

    ‘he went back to the valley to marry his fiancée’
    • ‘Whether disgruntled fiancées fed up at playing the waiting game will draw parallels between their menfolk and the baboons, skunks and pigs remains uncertain.’
    • ‘I imagine that in the big city, people are always intercepting their brothers' fiancées at the church door, but if you live in a small village, as I do, the prospect of this is hot stuff indeed.’
    • ‘A Warminster soldier has been killed while serving in Iraq just months before he was set to marry his fiancée.’
    • ‘Indeed, so determined was my mother that we should not marry, that she banned my fiancée from the family home in Worthing.’
    • ‘These values are not intended for current boyfriends, fiancées, siblings, your parents or any children under 10.’
    • ‘But that's politics-as soon as the writ is dropped, girlfriends become fiancées for the duration, to lend that air of maturity and permanence.’
    • ‘‘It is the story of all the women left behind during the First World War - the sisters, the fiancées and the bereaved,’ said Jeannie.’
    • ‘For example, until recently there was some provision for black men to be joined by their fiancées but much tighter controls on women wanting to bring their fiancés into the UK.’
    • ‘Anyway, I want to get off the subject of fiancées and weddings.’
    • ‘Edmund has now lost both of his fiancées and must submit to his own horrid fate.’
    • ‘In due course his younger brother married his fiancée and succeeded as George V.’
    • ‘This summer Hunter married his fiancée Lyndsey in a ceremony on Jamaica and is now settling down to married life.’
    • ‘One tale tells of how in the time of Emperor ‘Claudius the Cruel,’ marriage was forbidden as men were unwilling to go to war leaving their wives, families or fiancées.’
    • ‘Over the past five years, 3,500 women from the Philippines alone have immigrated to Canada as fiancées or spouses of Canadian sponsors.’
    • ‘‘I've had two or three fiancées,’ he says, but no relationship has come close to the emotional commitment he's made to dance.’
    • ‘Sadly, Ann didn't live long enough to see her son, Darren, and his fiancée Louise get married recently.’
    • ‘And he is clinging to the hope that his fiancée, who he planned to marry in the summer, returns home safe and well.’
    • ‘Seung-hun wanted to break his prior engagement with his fiancée to marry Hye-kyo.’
    • ‘He lives in Dublin and will be travelling to Lebanon in December to marry Lina, his Lebanese fiancée.’
    • ‘Ironically, most of the disappointed fiancées said that their beloved had spent over $300 on the proposal (not counting the ring.)’
    betrothed, wife-to-be, bride-to-be, future wife, prospective wife, prospective spouse
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