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returnee

[ ri-tur-nee, -tur-nee ]
/ rɪ tɜrˈni, -ˈtɜr ni /
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noun

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

RELATED WORDS

penitent, prodigal, magdalen

Nearby words

return-cocked, return-flue boiler, returnable, returned man, returned soldier, returnee, returner, returning officer, retuse, retweet, retz

Origin of returnee

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; return + -ee
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Examples from the Web for returnee

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British Dictionary definitions for returnee

returnee

/ (rɪˈtɜːˌniː) /

noun

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