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 Yau was in China, he visited Xi-Ping Zhu, a protégé of his who was now chairman of the mathematics department at Sun Yat-sen University. — Manifold Destiny by Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber, The New Yorker

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

  1. past participle of protéger (protected)