noun [C]
a woman who is divorced

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  • divorcee — divorced woman, 1813, from Fr. divorcée, from noun use of fem. pp. of divorcer (see DIVORCE (Cf. divorce)). The male equivalent in French is divorcé …   Etymology dictionary

  • divorcee — is the established word in either gender for someone who has been divorced. The French forms divorcé and divorcée are also used for a man and a woman respectively, especially in AmE, and are useful when a gender specific term is needed …   Modern English usage

  • divorcee — ► NOUN (US masc. divorcé, fem. divorcée) ▪ a divorced person. ORIGIN French divorcé(e) divorced man (or woman) …   English terms dictionary

  • divorcée — ☆ divorcée or divorcee [di vôr′sā΄, div′ôrsē΄; div΄ôr sā′, div΄ôrsē′ ] n. [Fr, fem. of DIVORCÉ] a divorced woman …   English World dictionary

  • Divorcee — Di*vor cee , n. A person divorced. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Divorcee — For other uses, see Divorcee (disambiguation). Family law …   Wikipedia

  • divorcée — /di vawr say , see , vohr , vawr say, vohr /, n. a divorced woman. Also, divorcee. [1805 15; < F divorcée, fem. of divorcé DIVORCÉ] * * * …   Universalium

  • divorcée — UK [dɪˌvɔː(r)ˈsiː] / US [dɪˌvɔrˈseɪ] noun [countable] Word forms divorcée : singular divorcée plural divorcées a woman who is divorced …   English dictionary

  • divorcée — ● divorcé, divorcée adjectif et nom Se dit de quelqu un dont le mariage a été dissous légalement …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • divorcee — [[t]dɪvɔ͟ː(r)si͟ː[/t]] divorcees N COUNT A divorcee is a person, especially a woman, who is divorced …   English dictionary

  • divorcée — [[t]dɪvɔ͟ː(r)siː[/t]] divorcées N COUNT A divorcée is a woman who is divorced. [mainly AM] …   English dictionary

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