di·​vor·​cée | \ də-ˌvȯr-ˈsā How to pronounce divorcée (audio) , -ˈsē How to pronounce divorcée (audio) , -ˈvȯr-ˌsā \

Definition of divorcée

: a divorced woman

Examples of divorcée in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The divorcee has a full plate — handling penny-ante robberies and disturbances, tending to a high-profile case and caring for a multi-generational family. Jeanne Jakle, San Antonio Express-News, "10 new spring TV shows to watch, including 'Genius: Aretha,' 'Debris' and 'Hemmingway'," 24 Feb. 2021 Heather Gay is a divorcee who bristles at the constraints put on her as an unmarried woman. Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times, Star Tribune, "New 'Real Housewives' are really different," 15 Dec. 2020 In 1936 when Albert's grandson Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson, a divorcee. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, "Who is Alice Keppel? Camilla's Ancestor was Mistress to King Edward VII," 24 Nov. 2020 And Heather Gay is a divorcee who bristles at the constraints put on her as an unmarried woman. Meredith Blake Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "These aren’t model Mormons. Inside the absurd, surprisingly profound new ‘Housewives’," 18 Nov. 2020 On his way home to the funeral, Charles receives a letter Mountbatten wrote to him after their fight, warning him against meeting the same fate as the last Prince of Wales, Edward VIII, who abdicated to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Jennifer Wilson, The New Republic, "Waiting For Diana," 13 Nov. 2020 January 1986: Under pressure from religious clerics, prime minister Rajiv Gandhi promises to reverse a supreme court ruling that granted alimony to Shah Bano, an elderly Muslim divorcee. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A timeline of the Babri-Ayodhya case—from land dispute to criminal conspiracy," 30 Sep. 2020 The network nixed early plans to feature Moore as an era-appropriate divorcee, which would have been a first for a sitcom lead. Jim Mckairnes, USA TODAY, "'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' turns 50: Love is (still) all around for the trailblazing sitcom," 18 Sep. 2020 Meanwhile, investors have gotten an ugly early glimpse of divorcee-Britain as money pours out of U.K. equities and away from the British pound. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Global markets dip as investors again sour on tech stocks," 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of divorcée

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for divorcée

French, from feminine of divorcé, past participle of divorcer to divorce, from Middle French divorse

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The first known use of divorcée was in 1813

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3 Mar 2021

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“Divorcée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divorc%C3%A9e. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of divorcée

: a divorced person especially : a woman who is divorced

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