noun Date: circa 1866 one that has escaped; especially an escaped prisoner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • escapee — es·ca·pee /is ˌkā pē, ˌes kā / n: a person who escapes Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. escapee …   Law dictionary

  • escapee — 1865, Amer.Eng., from ESCAPE (Cf. escape) + EE (Cf. ee) …   Etymology dictionary

  • escapee — is first recorded in use by Walt Whitman, who refers to southern escapees in a memoir (1875–6) of his experiences as a hospital visitor during the American Civil War. It has come in for much adverse criticism from those who think that escaper (on …   Modern English usage

  • escapee — [n] fugitive defector, deserter, dodger, escaped prisoner, hunted person, jail breaker, refugee, runaway; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • escapee — [e skā′pē΄, eskā΄pē′, i skā′pē΄, iskā΄pē; es΄kā pē′] n. a person who has escaped, esp. from confinement …   English World dictionary

  • escapee — UK [ɪˌskeɪˈpiː] / US [ɪˌskeɪˈpɪ] noun [countable] Word forms escapee : singular escapee plural escapees someone who has escaped from prison …   English dictionary

  • escapee — [[t]ɪske͟ɪpi͟ː[/t]] escapees N COUNT An escapee is a person who has escaped from somewhere, especially from prison …   English dictionary

  • escapee — /ɛskəˈpi/ (say eskuh pee) noun someone who has escaped, as from internment, imprisonment, etc. Also, escaper. Usage: Escaper has appeared in Australian English since the 1980s as an alternative to escapee, a substitution which has the advantage… …   Australian English dictionary

  • escapee — escape ► VERB 1) break free from confinement or control. 2) elude or get free from (someone). 3) succeed in eluding (something dangerous or undesirable). 4) fail to be noticed or remembered by. ► NOUN 1) an act of escaping. 2) a means …   English terms dictionary

  • escapee — Any person who has been physically captured by the enemy and succeeds in getting free. See also evasion and escape …   Military dictionary

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