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returnee

[ ri-tur-nee, -tur-nee ]

noun

  1. a person who has returned, as from travels or a long absence.
  2. a person returning from overseas duty in the armed forces.


returnee

/ rɪˈtɜːˌniː /

noun

  1. a person who returns to his native country, esp after war service


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Word History and Origins

Origin of returnee1

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; return + -ee

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Example Sentences

We are hopeful that this trend will enable and encourage more women returnees, women in tech, and women in leadership roles to enter the workforce and climb the professional ladder while ensuring gender parity across all levels.

From Quartz

The next returnees will include students who struggle to access technology required for remote learning, students who desire to switch from virtual to in-person schooling and students who enrolled in January.

Only returnees to the Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets have regressed more this season.

The country kept its cases low with early lockdown measures, strict travel bans, and a longer than usual mandatory quarantine period for returnees.

From Fortune

Austria said its recent spike can be traced back to holiday returnees from Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia and other parts of the western Balkans, as well as from Turkey.

From Fortune

Just last week, the first convicted French Jihadist returnee was sentenced to seven years in prison.

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