di·​vor·​cée | \də-ˌvȯr-ˈsā, -ˈsē, -ˈvȯr-ˌ \

Definition of divorcée 

: a divorced woman

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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 Prince Harry went further afield to marry an American divorcee. Max Foster, CNN, "How Meghan Markle will use her royal voice," 14 May 2018 Roy Alan directs Heather Alexander, Sara Jones and Monica Titus in the show — Alexander is the divorcee who needs to reconcile with her mother, Titus is a young woman leaving home for the first time. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'Honky Tonk Angels' lets country music shine," 2 June 2018 The union of Harry, 33, a former royal wild child and sixth-in-line to the British throne, and 36-year-old Meghan, a divorcee whose mother is African-American and father is white, was like no other the royal family has seen before. Anchorage Daily News, "In a union of tradition and modernity, Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry," 19 May 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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