Definition of divorcee in English:


Line breaks: di|vor¦cee
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪvɔːˈsiː

noun (US masculine divorcé, feminine divorcée /-ˈseɪ/)

  • A divorced person.
    More example sentences
    • Critics fear it will spark a shortage of accommodation if widows, divorcees and groups of singles drop plans to take in lodgers.
    • There's a string of more complicated provisions that affect, for example, widows, widowers and divorcees.
    • A woman must accept her husband taking second, third and fourth wives since divorcees have few chances to earn a livelihood.


early 19th century: from French divorcé(e) 'divorced man (or woman)'.

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