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divorcée

[dih-vawr-sey, -see, -vohr-, -vawr-sey, -vohr-] /dɪ vɔrˈseɪ, -ˈsi, -voʊr-, -ˈvɔr seɪ, -ˈvoʊr-/
noun
1.
a divorced woman.
Also, divorcee.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < French divorcée, feminine of divorcé divorcé
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British Dictionary definitions for divorcee

divorcée

/dɪvɔːˈsiː/
noun
1.
a person, esp a woman, who has been divorced
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Word Origin and History for 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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