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 Brenneman is extraordinary as a bitter divorcee dragged on the run with Chase. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, 15 June 2022 His fourth wife was an American divorcee and much younger than him. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 26 Apr. 2022 Hana Mosazu grows up, and partners with a Japanese divorcee, Etsuko. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 25 Mar. 2022 The film, starring Reese Witherspoon, is based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of hiking the PCT as a recovering drug addict and recent divorcee in an effort to find solace. The Editors, Outside Online, 20 Jan. 2015 Cougar Town started out as a sitcom about a divorcee in her 40s getting back out there only to evolve into its true form as a weekly wine club with some jokes occasionally thrown in. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 18 Feb. 2022 The friend, a recent divorcee, would come by after work and sit in our living room for hours talking about her ex-husband’s antics. Essence, 4 Feb. 2022 And on the ninth and final season of One Day at a Time, his character, architect Sam Royer, married longtime divorcee Ann Romano (Bonnie Franklin). Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Jan. 2022 Bertinelli portrayed Melanie, a divorcee who relocates to Cleveland, Ohio, and leases the home of caretaker Ella, who was portrayed by White. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, 31 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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19 Jun 2022

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“Divorcée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divorc%C3%A9e. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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