from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person evacuated from a dangerous area.
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- n. A person who has been evacuated, especially a civilian evacuated from a dangerous place in time of war
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- n. a person who has been evacuated from a dangerous place
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Since the evacuee is in a shelter, mail service has been suspended in many of the hardest hit areas and some of the homes are likely still under water, it seems clear that those claim forms won't be mailed back any time soon.
Following up on a footnote to yesterday's post about violence in evacuee shelters -- and speculation that withdrawal from illicit and prescription meds may be a factor -- Boing Boing reader Laura says
Imagine the coolness of a Shelter OS that could, with little or no work by the staff, find other Shelter OS’s running elsewhere, trade information with them and start to link up scattered families or automatically bring along medical information and history as an evacuee is moved from shelter to shelter.
The consequences of their relationship resonate through the lives of a vividly imagined cast of characters: the drunken BBC comedian who befriends Esther, Esther's stubborn father, and the resentful young British "evacuee" who lives on the farm -- even the German-Jewish interrogator investigating the most notorious German prisoner in Wales, Rudolf Hess.
Barry Lemoine, a refugee (or are we saying "evacuee" now?) from Hurricane Katrina has been living in Troy, writing for the local paper.
The word "evacuee" may not be fully accurate if, as I suspect, many of the displaced persons end up settling elsewhere permanently.
First, though, a different kind of evacuee problem.
Shuji Kajiyama/Associated Press An evacuee slept at an temporary shelter in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, on March 21.
We are glad it's over, said evacuee Sara Ali, a 30-year-old with dual Libyan-American citizenship who lives in Libya.
It was pretty uncomfortable just because of the delay, said Lucile Usielmerazcerna, another evacuee from Santa Cruz, California.