-ee

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See also: ee, EE, .ee, её, -ée, and өө

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Anglo-Norman and Old French -ee, French , -ée, endings forming feminine past participle of verbs ending in -er.

Suffix[edit]

-ee

  1. Added to verbs to form words meaning a person or thing that is the object of that verb (ie, to whom or to which an action is done).
    examinee
    interviewee
    trainee
    employee
  2. Less commonly added to verbs to form words meaning a person or thing that is the subject of that verb (ie, who or that does an action), especially where a passive sense of the verb is implied.
    absentee
    standee
    respondee
  3. (law) Used to form words meaning a person who is the other party to a contract involving a person described by the corresponding word ending in -or
    legatee
  4. (medicine) Used to form words meaning a person who has undergone a particular medical procedure
    laryngectomee
  5. Irregularly added to nouns to mean a person somehow associated with the object denoted by the noun.
    bargee
Antonyms[edit]
  • (person or thing that is the object of a verb): -er
  • (legal sense): -or
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps a variation on -ie and -y[1]

Suffix[edit]

-ee

  1. Used to form diminutives.
    bootee
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ T.F. Hoad, Concise Dictionary of English Etymology, ISBN 978-0-19-283098-2; headword -ee

Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ee

  1. vocative masculine singular of -eus