One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who has left their own country in order to settle in another, typically for political reasons.
stranger, visitor, non-member, odd man outView synonyms
- ‘For the most part, the work of Russian émigré scientists and engineers became a part of the mainstream activities of the new country.’
- ‘In view of the contributions of German émigrés, the experiential program was named Émigré Memorial German Internship Program.’
Late 18th century (originally denoting a person escaping the French Revolution): French, past participle of émigrer ‘emigrate’.
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