fiancé[fē′än sā′; also fē än′sā′, fē′än sā′]
A woman with her fiance.
the man to whom a woman is engaged to be married
Origin of fiancéFrench past participle of fiancer ; from Old French fiance, a promise ; from fier, to trust ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form fidare, for Classical Latin fidere: see faith
- Traditionally, the spelling fiancé is used for a man who is engaged, with fiancée being the female counterpart. (This is a reflection of the corresponding distinction in French.)