Definition of -ee suffix from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    -ee

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    suffix(in nouns)
     
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  1. 1a person affected by an action employee compare -er, -or
  2. 2a person described as or concerned with absentee refugee More Like This Suffixes -able, -age, -al, -ance, -ant, -arian, -ary, -dom, -ee, -er, -ese, -esque, -ess, -fold, -ful, -hood, -ify, -ion, -ish, -ism, -ist, -ista, -ite, -itis, -ize, -less, -let, -ling, -ly, -ment, -most, -ness, -oid, -or, -ous, -shipSee worksheet.
  3. Word Originfrom Anglo-Norman French , from Latin -atus (past participial ending). Some forms are anglicized modern French nouns (e.g. refugee from réfugié).
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