Definition of returnee in English:



  • 1A person who returns to a place, especially after a prolonged absence.

    ‘a city hostile to outsiders or returnees’
    1. 1.1 A refugee returning from abroad.
      • ‘Most left last year after U.N. officials started repatriating returnees driven out during the war.’
      • ‘David Edward Maas concluded ‘since 86.6 percent of the real estate had never been legally confiscated, most returnees could quietly recover their lands.’’
      • ‘The bad financial situation of William Clark and Samuel Curwen were exceptions for most returnees were wealthy.’
      • ‘Other returnees moved comfortably into Massachusetts society, because they had the needed skills or capital.’
      • ‘These inquiries can take from several hours up to several days, during which time the returnee will be kept in custody.’
      • ‘At the centre the returnees are provided with accommodation, food, and medical assistance.’
      • ‘These changes have been intensified by the influx of returnees to the region, many of whom, lacking access to livestock, have turned to farming as their only option.’
      • ‘Eighteen of the thirty-seven returnees mentioned in this article were among the 308 individuals proscribed by the Banishment Act of 1778, which forbade them forever from returning to Massachusetts.’
      • ‘It was crucial for these people to return to their lands before the beginning of the rains but the resettlement came too late for the returnees.’
      • ‘A returnee who is not in possession of valid Turkish travel documents is likely to be kept in custody for an in-depth interrogation (which is to be distinguished from the routine identity check on arrival).’
      • ‘Rather, the Massachusetts returnees were young (in 1776 their average age was 31), native born and emotionally attached to their country.’
      • ‘Their admiration for Washington did not lead returnees to participate actively in politics, but some did participate in the performance and creation of a new political culture.’
      • ‘These refugees and returnees settled either in their home villages or in refugee camps.’
      • ‘In Boston returnees were thought to dominate the Boston Tea Assembly, a group that met every other week for dancing and card playing.’
      displaced person, dp, escapee, fugitive, asylum seeker, runaway, exile, émigré, stateless person, outcast
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    2. 1.2 A member of the armed forces returning from overseas duty.
      • ‘Military returnees face several psychological challenges, including the shift away from an adaptive, continuous, combat-ready, hypervigilant state.’
      • ‘A common denominator for many returnees is the experience of having sustained anticipatory anxiety about potential threats to life and limb at any hour of the day and at any place within the theater of operations.’
      • ‘I've never noticed a list of returnees on any memorial elsewhere.’
    3. 1.3 A person returning to work, especially after bringing up a family.
      • ‘A particularly interesting section is on the kikokushijo, returnees to Japan who have lived in the USA and the changes wrought on them by a double ‘culture shock’.’
      • ‘This particularly improves job prospects for youngsters and returnees to the job market.’
      • ‘If returnees haven't gained any significant business experience during their absence, they usually return to the same position with the same salary that they had before, assuming that position is available.’
      • ‘Many of the returnees get the best jobs through social or political connections, and many flaunt their money and automobiles.’
      • ‘A returnee to the work force, I found this book to be incredibly resourceful, as I needed to create an updated and more modern cover letter and resume.’
      • ‘Educated urbanites are often the elite returnees to ancestral villages and are often given authority to set development agendas.’
      • ‘"They prefer to employ graduates from local universities rather than overseas returnees, " Sun said.’
      • ‘The influx of horses last year led to a similar influx of new trainers and jockeys, supplementing a well-respected group of returnees.’
      • ‘The jobs to be transferred will not be local jobs for local people, except perhaps for a few lucky returnees.’