Definition of -ee in English:


Syllabification: -ee


  • Forming nouns:
  • 1Denoting the person affected directly or indirectly by the action of the formative verb: employee lessee
  • 2Denoting a person described as or concerned with: absentee patentee
  • 3Denoting an object of relatively smaller size: goatee


from Anglo-Norman French , from Latin -atus (past participial ending). Some forms are anglicized modern French nouns (e.g., refugee from réfugié).

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