from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who returns, as from a journey or to school after a long absence.
  • n. A person returning from military duty overseas. See Usage Note at -ee1.

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  • n. Someone who comes back or returns, especially to one's own country or region.


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  • A prominent returnee is the reclusive Pallonji Mistry, the largest shareholder of Tata Sons, the holding outfit of the Tata conglomerate.

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  • African National Congress "returnee" was drawn into a web of intrigue by a local private investigator and one of his employees, only to disappear soon afterwards.

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