re·turn·ee | \ ri-ˌtər-ˈnē \

Definition of returnee 

: one who returns especially : one returning to the U.S. after military service overseas

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Also, keep an eye on which of the returnees looks improved in the less-glamorous role of run-blocking on the edge, a key to an improved run game this fall. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football: Spartans' spring game scouting report," 6 Apr. 2018 To make room for the two returnees, Trayce Thompson was designated for assignment and Jose Rondon was sent to Charlotte. Joe Knowles,, "White Sox activate Avisail Garcia and Leury Garcia, designate Trayce Thompson for assignment," 22 June 2018 For example, Chernobyl is not a dead zone: its wildlife thrives (see picture), and many returnees have lived into ruddy old age, eating produce from the radioactive soil. The Economist, "Secrets and lies of the nuclear age," 7 June 2018 Smythe will battle fellow rookie Mike Gesicki for playing time as well as veteran returnees MarQueis Gray, A.J. Derby and Thomas Duarte and veteran newcomer Gavin Escobar. Chris Perkins,, "Dolphins sign three rookie draftees — Jerome Baker, Durham Smythe, Kalen Ballage," 6 June 2018 And near the middle of the field will be a stakes-winning returnee from last year’s Derby program, Arklow. Paul Rolfes, The Courier-Journal, "Beach Patrol opens year in Churchill Downs' Old Forester Turf Classic," 4 May 2018 The junior point guard was slated to be one of the few returnees from a sub-.500 team this season. Bob Narang, Lake County News-Sun, "Helping hands: Transfers have Trinity Walker and Zion-Benton feeling upbeat," 8 July 2018 Gesicki is projected start for the Dolphins ahead of returnees MarQueis Gray, A.J. Derby and Thomas Duarte and newcomer Gavin Escobar. Shannon Ryan,, "Penn State’s Mike Gesicki one of eight Big Ten players taken Friday in NFL draft," 27 Apr. 2018 Dylan Engler knows that, even with all five starters among nine returnees this season, Oswego is still a work in progress. Rick Armstrong, Aurora Beacon-News, "New and improved: Bigger and stronger Dylan Engler hopes to get Oswego back on winning track in boys basketball," 5 July 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of returnee

: someone who returns to a place or activity; especially : someone who returns to a country after being in another country in prison, in military service, etc.

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