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

Definition of divorcée

: a divorced woman

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Moore stars as the titular Gloria, a fifty-something divorcee who spends her nights looking for fun at dance clubs across Los Angeles. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "Julianne Moore Dances the Night Away at the Premiere of Gloria Bell," 5 Mar. 2019 George VI, in turn, inherited the title after his own older brother, Edward VIII abdicated to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Queen Victoria's Descendants Still Reign Over Europe," 17 Feb. 2019 In 2015, after starting construction, Mr. Jakobsen met a woman named Birgit, another retired carpenter and recent divorcee. J. S. Marcus, WSJ, "The House that Brought Two Retiree Lovers Together," 9 Oct. 2018 In 2005, the (divorced) heir to the throne married a divorcee. Autumn Brewington, chicagotribune.com, "5 myths about the British royals," 14 May 2018 The royal wedding capped an unconventional romance that brought together the prince and an American divorcee who's had a successful TV acting career. Christina Boyle, latimes.com, "Joyous crowds greet newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after their marriage ceremony," 19 May 2018 Several minutes in, a divorcee in her late 50s said what Ms. Saksa had come all the way from Cincinnati to hear. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, "P&G’s Challenge: Selling a Product that Women Wish They Didn’t Need," 26 June 2018 In Jeopardy Left Edge Theatre presents Wendy MacLeod’s comedy about two divorcees who are suspicious of their friend’s new boyfriend and let their imaginations get the better of them. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of May 27," 24 May 2018 The two divorcees met on a dating website and got to know each other for six months before Matt visited to Kiev, Ukraine. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "We Caught Up With Some '90 Day Fiancé' Couples Because We Know It's Your Guilty Pleasure," 15 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of divorcée

: a divorced person especially : a woman who is divorced

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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