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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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  • Gina, a forty-something year-old divorcee is ready to settle down again.
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divorcée

/dɪvɔːˈsiː/
noun
1.
a person, esp a woman, who has been divorced
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Word Origin and History for divorcee
divorcee
"divorced woman," 1813, from Fr. divorcée, from noun use of fem. pp. of divorcer (see divorce). The male equivalent in French is divorcé.
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