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[ih-skey-pee, es-key-] /ɪ skeɪˈpi, ˌɛs keɪ-/

a person who , especially from a prison or other place of detention.
a person who has escaped, esp an escaped prisoner

1865, American English, from escape (v.) + -ee.


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