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[ney] /neɪ/

born (placed after the name of a married woman to introduce her maiden name):
Madame de Staël, nee Necker.
indicating the maiden name of a married woman: Mrs Bloggs née Blandish

introducing the maiden name of a married woman, 1758, from French née, fem. past participle of naître “born,” from Latin natus, past participle of nasci “to be born” (Old Latin gnasci; see genus).


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