Definition of “émigré” - English Dictionary

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“émigré” in British English

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émigrénoun [ C ]

uk /ˈem.ɪ.ɡreɪ/ us /ˈem.ɪ.ɡreɪ/

Examples from literature

  • A French émigré of the old school, with the dainty, gallant ways of the ancien régime, he still clung to the dress of his earlier days, and wore a veritable queue, silk stockings and buckled shoes. 
  • But it is not given to all émigré's to become great capitalists or great leaders. 
  • He is an émigré. 
  • This gentleman, a French émigré, who found a refuge in Canada, had thrown himself with great devotion into the rough life of a missionary among the scattered peoples, Canadians and Indians alike, of his remote parish. 

(Definition of “émigré” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)