Refugee - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrefjuˈdʒiː|  American pronunciation of the word refugee
Brit.  |rɛfjʊˈdʒiː|  British pronunciation of the word refugee


- an exile who flees for safety


Thousands of refugees have fled the area.

...refugees began returning to their homeland after years of political unrest and war...

Refugees were streaming across the border.

They sought asylum and were given refugee status by the government.

...the distressful living conditions in the refugee camp...

...arrived at the refugee camp tattered and exhausted...

the wretched conditions of the refugee camp

The story is told through the eyes of a refugee child.

Please give generously to the refugee fund.

The refugee problem has now reached immeasurable proportions.

Her experience as a refugee informs the content of her latest novel.

Some refugee children were plucked out of the country in a number of mercy missions.

the trauma of being a young refugee

The refugee camp came under assault again last night.

Many refugee servicemen gave their lives to their adopted country.

Word forms

singular: refugee
plural: refugees
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