The definition of a fiancé is a male who is engaged to be wed.
An example of a fiance is a man whose girlfriend just said "yes" to a marriage proposal.
the man to whom one is engaged to be married
Origin of fiancéFr, 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
A man to whom one is engaged to be married.
Origin of fianceFrench from past participle of fiancer to betroth from Old French fiancier from fiance trust from fier to trust from Vulgar Latin fīdāre from Latin fīdere ; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.
- 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.)