jailee

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jail +‎ -ee

Noun[edit]

jailee (plural jailees)

  1. One who is jailed; a prisoner.
    • 2003, A. Robert Lee, Multicultural American literature (page 62)
      There is the jailee in Ciudad Jua'rez, Mexico, in 1968, forced to argue in local court for his own interest in uncertain street Spanish or caló after a spat with a hotelkeeper.
    • 2008, Elaine T. Jones, Price Road: Let's Talk About It (page 159)
      Both the jailer and the jailee are in prison.