Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man to whom a woman is engaged to be married.

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  • n. A man who is engaged to be married.
  • n. A person engaged to be married.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A betrothed man.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An affianced or betrothed person, male (fiancé) or female (fiancée).

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from past participle of fiancer, to betroth, from Old French fiancier, from fiance, trust, from fier, to trust, from Vulgar Latin *fīdāre, from Latin fīdere; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.

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From French fiancé.

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Comments

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  • *pats ptero on the head with gentle paw*

    April 24, 2008

  • Welcome, new one. Come in and rest your accent marks. ;-)

    April 24, 2008

  • Holy cow -- I'm not the only person on Earth who appreciates the the fiancé/finacée distinction!

    Ah, my people, how happy I am to have found you. :-)

    April 24, 2008

  • Just checking to make sure I'm still sane. :-)

    April 24, 2008

  • yes, I meant "see also" as in "here's a related word."

    April 23, 2008

  • Absolutely. Same with divorcé and divorcée (and blond and blonde!)

    April 23, 2008

  • Wait--isn't one "e" for a man who's engaged and two for a woman who's engaged?

    April 23, 2008

  • see also fiance.

    April 23, 2008

  • see also fiancée

    April 23, 2008