Nee meaning

The definition of nee or née is used to indicate a woman's maiden name.

An example of née is referring to Jackie Kennedy's maiden name of Bouvier; Jackie Kennedy, née Bouvier.

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Formerly known as.
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Used when giving the maiden name of a woman.

Mrs Smith, nee Jones.

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Born. Used to indicate the maiden name of a married woman.
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Born.

Mrs. Helen Jones, nee Smith.

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Used when giving a former name. Originally known as.

Since the name change, Butch (nee Frances) seems more tough and self-assured.

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(Geordie) No, used to express no as a quantity, i.e. not any, like German kein/Dutch geen/French rien. Compare with na.

Nee way man! (No way)

Thor's nee watter! (There's no water)

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Origin of nee

  • French feminine past participle of naître to be born from Old French naistre from Latin nāscī genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French née, feminine of , past participle of naître, to be born.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English ne or na (“no"). Cognate with Standard English no.

    From Wiktionary