refugee

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌrɛfjˈdʒiː/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌrɛfjʊˈdʒi, ˈrɛfjʊˌdʒi/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ref′yŏŏ jē, refyŏŏ jē′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ref•u•gee /ˌrɛfyʊˈdʒi, ˈrɛfyʊˌdʒi/USA pronunciation   n. [countable], pl. -gees. 
  1. a person who flees for refuge or safety, esp. to a foreign country, as in time of political trouble, war, etc.
See -fug-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ref•u•gee  (ref′yŏŏ jē, refyŏŏ jē′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person who flees for refuge or safety, esp. to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval, war, etc.
  2. See  political refugee. 
ref′u•geeism, n. 
  • French réfugié, past participle of réfugier to take refuge. See refuge, -ee
  • 1675–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
refugee /ˌrɛfjʊˈdʒiː/ n
  1. a person who has fled from some danger or problem, esp political persecution
  2. (as modifier): a refugee camp, a refugee problem

ˌrefuˈgeeism n
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