divorcée

or di·vor·cee

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

a divorced woman.

Nearby words

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

Origin of divorcée

1805–15; < French divorcée, feminine of divorcé divorcé

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British Dictionary definitions for divorcee

divorcée

/ (dɪvɔːˈsiː) /

noun

a person, esp a woman, who has been divorced
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Word Origin and History for divorcee

divorcee

n.

"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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