di·​vor·​cée də-ˌvȯr-ˈsā How to pronounce divorcée (audio) -ˈsē How to pronounce divorcée (audio)
: a divorced woman

Examples of divorcée in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Duke of Edinburgh wasn’t just referring to the fact that Meghan and Wallis Simpson were glamorous, American divorcees. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 2 Feb. 2024 Fey is layered as a divorcee working through issues, but recognizing a shot at happiness. Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2024 Jeffrey Wright Plays an Author Who Unwittingly Writes a Hit in American Fiction Trailer Monk’s sister Lisa dies under different circumstances Monk’s sister Lisa is a recent divorcee who doesn’t quite understand her brother’s books. Carly Tagen-Dye, Peoplemag, 22 Dec. 2023 The latest A-list divorcees are coming out swinging: the joint statements are passive aggressive, the details are public, the race to claim the narrative and paint the other person in an unflattering light is on. Claire Cohen, Vogue, 29 Sep. 2023 This makes Jackman one in a string of recent celebrity divorcees, including Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, and Ariana Grande. Jason P. Frank, Vulture, 15 Sep. 2023 Next to Ruby stood another divorcee in her 40s, Daisy, who struggled to make ends meet as a department store sales clerk. Monica Liu, The Conversation, 4 Oct. 2023 There were divorcees and singles who ranged in age from their early 20s to their mid-50s. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2023 During the meal, Mena and Spice — both divorcees and mothers — got into an argument related to Mena’s recent divorce. Christi Carras Los Angeles Times (tns), al, 3 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of divorcée was in 1813

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Cite this Entry

“Divorcée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divorc%C3%A9e. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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di·​vor·​cée də-ˌvōr-ˈsā How to pronounce divorcée (audio) -ˌvȯr- How to pronounce divorcée (audio)
: a divorced woman
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