See also: Nee, nee, neé, neë, and ñee

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Etymology edit

From French née (born, feminine singular).

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née (not comparable)

  1. Used when giving the maiden name of a woman.
    Mrs Smith, née Jones
  2. Used when giving a former name. Originally known as.
    Since the name change, Butch (née Frances) seems more tough and self-assured.

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  • In the original French, the masculine form should be used when the subject is masculine. In English, this distinction is usually followed.

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née f sg

  1. feminine singular of ("to be born")

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