Definition of expellee in US English:



  • See expel

    • ‘They incorporated almost all West Germans into a community of shared interests and responsibilities: war-damaged and undamaged; rich and poor; propertied and unpropertied; expellee and local.’
    • ‘The trouble began with a proposal seeking the formation in Berlin of an international center for expellees.’
    • ‘When the Federal Republic was established, 10 million people, a quarter of the total population, were refugees or expellees from the East.’
    • ‘Brandt was to sign treaties with Poland, Czechoslovakia and the USSR that formally settled the issue of the millions of expellees.’
    • ‘That figure exceeded the combined total from all previous years, and for the first time one of the expellees was a bishop.’