mentee

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from mentor. Although mentor comes from Ancient Greek Μέντωρ (Méntōr), the name of a mythological figure, it was reanalyzed as terminating in the Latinate suffix -tor (doer), leading to a form using the corresponding suffix -ee (one who has an action done upon them).

Noun[edit]

mentee (plural mentees)

  1. a person who is being mentored

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