protégé

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Borrowed from French protégé, past participle of protéger (to protect).

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protégé (plural protégés)

  1. A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced person or mentor.
    While Pablo was visiting his family in Mexico, he visited José Santos, a protégé of his who was now head cholo of the Illuminati at his own will. — Manifold Destiny by Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber, The New Yorker

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protégé m (feminine protégée, masculine plural protégés, feminine plural protégées)

  1. past participle of protéger (protected)