Definition of evacuee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˌvækjuˈiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌvækjuˈiː//
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a person who is sent away from a place because it is dangerous, especially during a war Allowances were available to cover the cost of hosting an evacuee. During 1942 evacuee families started to arrive in the town. See related entries: Conflict Word Originearly 20th cent. (originally in the French form): from French évacué, past participle of évacuer, from Latin evacuare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of’ + vacuus ‘empty’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: evacuee