Definition of fiancé in English:



  • A man who is engaged to be married.

    ‘my fiancé and I were childhood sweethearts’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Of course, her geeky fiancé is no match in the love department for hunky Harry.’
    • ‘Amanda Cunningham also revealed she was expecting a baby girl next week with her fiancé, Andrew Whitehead.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Luckily, they hadn't brought their fiancés along.’
    • ‘I've been going out with my fiancé for over three years now and we're getting married next spring.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 my sister and her new fiancé, congratulations on your recent engagement.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We might be able to make him let us switch fiancés.’
    • ‘In Mozart's joyous opera, fidelity is tested, emotions are betrayed and lovers deceived when a cynical gentleman challenges two fiancés to a bet.’
    • ‘She had no supporting witnesses other than her fiancé, whom she has known for only seven months.’
    • ‘Even my fiancé, whom I met in a pub, turns out to resigned from the Young Socialists over Vietnam.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Various relationships with those in the Leppings Lane pen were represented, including those between parent and child, brothers and fiancés.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


Mid 19th century: from French, past participle of fiancer betroth from Old French fiance a promise based on Latin fidere to trust.