Definition of nominee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌnɒmɪˈniː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌnɑːmɪˈniː//
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  1. 1a person who has been formally suggested for a job, a prize, etc. a presidential nominee an Oscar nominee
  2. 2(business) a person in whose name money is invested in a company, etc.
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from nominate + -ee.Extra examples They were acting through nominees. the nominees for Best Director He was chosen as the party’s presidential nominee. She was surprised to find her name on the list of nominees. The President will present his nominee for Supreme Court Justice to Congress for approval.
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