Fiancee vs. Fiance

Are you going to get engaged soon? If yes, you must learn exactly what fiancee and fiance words refer to.  Even if you won’t plan to be engaged, we recommend that you understand the meaning of these two confusing words. In this post, we will explain the meaning of both words, along with some examples. So let’s get started.

The words “fiancee” and “fiance” are both borrowed from the variants of the French verb fiancer that means “to get engaged.” Most English speakers know that English does not use gendered words ending, so what does this extra “E” mean in the word Fiance. Let’s find out. 

What Does Fiancee Mean?

The word fiancée is a noun referred to a woman to whom someone is engaged to be married. In short, an engaged (wife-to-be) woman is called fiancée. 

Example of fiancée in sentences

  • I want to surprise my fiancée by giving her a diamond ring.
  • His fiancée, Emma, is a well-known basketball player.
  • His fiancée, Isabella, wore an elegant white dress.
  • Are you planning a destination wedding? Las Vegas might be an ideal place for you and your fiancee.
  • It is a tough time for me and my fiancée.
  • I am not sure if my fiancée would wait for three more years before getting married.
  • My fiancée, Illeana, will stay with me in London.
  • His former fiancée Rosy is now married and has a baby.
  • His fiancée refused to marry this year.
  • He introduced his fiancée to everyone at the party.
  • I am going to Florida to meet my fiancée.


What Does Fiance Mean?

The word, fiance with a single “E”, is used to define a man who is engaged to be married.  

 Example of fiance in sentences

  • John is the fiancé of my daughter.
  • My fiancé and I are planning to be married in Florida.
  • She broke up with her fiancé just before the wedding.
  • Linda and her fiancé look amazing together.
  • Her fiancé is John, an actor.
  • My fiancé and I will tie the knot after this outbreak.
  • The man in a casual dress is her fiancé.
  • Rosy always shows off the ring she got from her fiancé.
  • I don’t think she can wait for her fiancé for so long.
  • My fiancé is 2 years older than me; he was born in 1988.
  • I am unable to remember the name of Sophia’s fiancé.


How to Remember the Difference Between Fiancee and Fiance 

Let’s keep it traditional. The masculine form of fiancé is used to describe an engaged man, whereas the feminine form fiancée refers to an engaged woman.

Another technique that you can use to remember their meanings is, you can remember that both fiancé and male have one “E” in them while female and fiancée have two “E’s” in them.

Note: The pronunciation of both words is alike. So whether you are saying fiancée or fiancé it doesn’t matter.

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