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    A man who is a Divorcee is the one who requests divorcelike to know the difference between divorcee and divorced?
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    A couple get married, then get a divorce. (noun)

    They divorce each other (verb)

    The woman is a divorcee.

    The man is divorced.

    The man says, "I am divorced." or I am a divorced man."

    The woman says, "I am a divorcee." or "I am a divorced woman."

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    A couple get married, then get a divorce. (noun)

    They divorce each other (verb)

    The woman is a divorcee.

    The man is divorced.

    The man says, "I am divorced." or I am a divorced man."

    The woman says, "I am a divorcee." or "I am a divorced woman."

    Susie,

    So there ins't a word/noun for a divoiced man? Is that correct?

    many thanks
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    There is no masculine equivalent to divorcee, no.

    But a woman can also say simply "I am divorced." She doesn't need to say "I am a divorcee," which is these days considered a very old-fashioned word, and she doesn't need to say "I am a divorced woman." Both men and women can say "I am divorced."

    I does NOT matter who initiated the divorce. (Your original post seemed to impy that it might.)

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    Thank you barb_d , that was my question if it implies who initiated the divorce or not. but now i see it is for women as an old word
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    Actually - there is a word. It is divorcé.

    The feminine form is properly divorcée

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Actually - there is a word. It is divorcé.

    The feminine form is properly divorcée
    what does divorcé mean?

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    French for a man who is divorced. "divorcée" is French for a woman who is divorced.

    Similar to this is "fiance/fiancee" - the first is a man who is affianced [engaged to be married], the second is a woman who is affianced. [Sorry - can't get the accents on the e]

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    Are those French words used (frequently) in the English-speaking countries?

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    Last edited by Offroad; 20-Mar-2008 at 23:28.

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    Those ones, yes

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