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returnee

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noun re·turn·ee \ri-ˌtər-ˈnē\

Simple Definition of returnee

  • : someone who returns to a place or activity; especially : someone who returns to a country after being in another country in prison, in military service, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of returnee

  1. :  one who returns; especially :  one returning to the United States after military service overseas

1944

First Known Use of returnee

1944


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