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returnee

[ri-tur-nee, -tur-nee]
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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.
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Origin of returnee

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

noun
  1. mainly US and Canadian a person who returns to his native country, esp after war service
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