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.
    His status as a protégé of the great artist had many benefits, but was ultimately a burden.
    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)

Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French protéger (to protect), compare Haitian Creole pwoteje.

Verb[edit]

protégé

  1. to protect

References[edit]

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales