greetee

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

greet +‎ -ee

Noun[edit]

greetee (plural greetees)

  1. One who is greeted.
    • 1996, Richard T. Arndt, David Lee Rubin, The Fulbright Difference, 1948-1992 (page 343)
      Too early an enquiry results in forcing the greetee into a conversation, but waiting too long results in a verbal collision or in missing your target.
    • 2006, Jan van Kuppevelt, Laila Dybkjær, Niels Ole Bernsen, Advances in Natural Multimodal Dialogue Systems (page 64)
      The greetee could have responded with a request for delay after part of the process (as in "oh hi, give me a minute," and then attending to another matter).
    • 2010, Sunny Kreis Collins, Kill the Clock, page 123:
      They greeted the others with some kind of rhythmical hand gestures ending with leaning one shoulder into the greetee.