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
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.
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.)
- When Leah from Alabama tries to keep her football fiance and her grandmother (who is helping to pay for the dress) happy, the crew of the shop must "cleanse" Grandma's palette before saying yes to the gorgeous dress.
- For freshly engaged couples, if one member of the couple is from a large family, ask the fiance to name all of his partner's siblings, in chronological order.
- If you bought the ring with your own money, or if you and your fiance both financially contributed to buying the ring, you may be entitled to keep it.
- The series even hit all the right notes with the longing for romance that Deb experienced when former fiance Grayson came to work at Jane's firm.
- Ivanka Trump, daughter of real estate mogul and The Apprentice host Donald Trump, married fiance Jared Kushner on October 25, 2009.