or di·vor·cee

[dih-vawr-sey, -see, -vohr-, -vawr-sey, -vohr-]


a divorced woman.

Origin of divorcée

1805–15; < French divorcée, feminine of divorcé divorcé
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a person, esp a woman, who has been divorced
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Word Origin and History for divorcee

"divorced woman," 1813, from French divorcée, noun use of fem. past participle of divorcer (see divorce (v.)). The male equivalent in French is divorcé.

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