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protégé

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noun pro·té·gé \ˈprō-tə-ˌzhā, ˌprō-tə-ˈ\

Simple Definition of protégé

  • : a young person who is taught and helped by someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of protégé

  1. :  one who is protected or trained or whose career is furthered by a person of experience, prominence, or influence

Examples of protégé in a sentence

  1. He was a protégé of the great composer.



Origin and Etymology of protégé

French, from past participle of protéger to protect, from Middle French, from Latin protegere


First Known Use: 1787


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