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

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Facing a crossroads in her life, a divorcee travels to Italy, India and Bali on a quest to change her life and find true happiness. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 1 - 7, 2019: John Wayne in ‘The Searchers’ and more," 30 Aug. 2019 Love with a future divorcee means ruin for an ambitious young lawyer engaged to a dull socialite. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 In his previous interview with the Coloradoan, Fromm recalled that the young divorcee had no reason to disappear and the discovery of her bike and sandals furthered the idea that foul play was involved. Erin Udell, USA TODAY, "Almost 45 years later, case finally closed for one Ted Bundy victim in Colorado," 1 Feb. 2019 Notable guest appearances: Oh hello, Eliza Coupe! The Happy Endings star makes her Veronica Mars debut as a rich divorcee who hires Veronica to help rid her house of her ex-husbands, bugs, and cameras. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Hulu's Veronica Mars revival binge recap for every episode," 19 July 2019 The fact that the bride was a divorcee has been hailed as an example of how much the royal family have modernized since King Edward VIII had to abdicate in 1936 to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "How Meghan Markle Is Making the Role of Duchess Her Own," 19 May 2019 The movie, which follows a recent divorcee who enters a dance contest to save her dance studio, premieres on March 15. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Meet 'Fuller House' Star Candace Cameron Bure's Husband and Three Kids," 17 Mar. 2019 The last time that happened was in 1936 when Edward VIII had to abdicate his royal title in order to marry his American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. Max Foster, CNN, "How Meghan Markle will use her royal voice," 14 May 2018 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

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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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