[ dih-vawr-sey, -vohr-, -vawr-sey, -vohr- ]
/ dɪ vɔrˈseɪ, -voʊr-, -ˈvɔr seɪ, -ˈvoʊr- /


a divorced man.

Nearby words

  1. divorce court,
  2. divorce mill,
  3. divorced,
  4. divorcee,
  5. divorcement,
  6. divorcée,
  7. divot,
  8. divulgate,
  9. divulgation,
  10. divulge

Origin of divorcé

1805–15; < French, noun use of masculine past participle of divorcer < Medieval Latin dīvortiāre to divorce, derivative of Latin dīvortium divorce

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British Dictionary definitions for divorcé


/ (dɪˈvɔːseɪ) /


a man who has been divorced


/ (dɪˈvɔːs) /


the dissolution of a marriage by judgment of a court or by accepted custom
a judicial decree declaring a marriage to be dissolved
a separation, esp one that is total or complete


to separate or be separated by divorce; give or obtain a divorce (to a couple or from one's spouse)
(tr) to remove or separate, esp completely
Derived Formsdivorceable, adjectivedivorcer, noundivorcive, adjective

Word Origin for divorce

C14: from Old French, from Latin dīvortium from dīvertere to separate; see divert

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Word Origin and History for divorcé
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