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Fiancé vs. fiancée

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  • A fiancé is a man engaged to be married. A fiancée is a woman engaged to be married. Both words come directly from French and often retain the accent aigu over the first e—though the accent appears less and less frequently in English.

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    Kris is delighted his fiancée is pleased with the band, explaining he had one clear goal in mind when buying it. [Stuff.co.nz]

    Six weeks ago, she and her fiancé moved with their five kids from a house in the southwest part of Slave Lake to a place in the southeast. [Toronto Star]

    After a gentle jibe from his blonde fiancée, Cindy, about his ‘big old saggy chin’, the 59-year-old from Virginia decided to do something about it. [Daily Mail]

    CPS officials said Ferguson is planning to get married and is moving to the suburbs with her fiancé. [Chicago Tribune]

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    Comments

    1. I always had problems with differentiating which one is male and which one is female…

    2. DontCallHerDotty says:

      Honestly who gives a shit?

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