at·​tack·​ee | \ ə-ˌta-ˈkē How to pronounce attackee (audio) \
plural attackees

Definition of attackee

: someone or something that is the victim or target of an attack : one that is attacked When it attacked someone, an article often included a rebuttal from that person at the story's end—no need to wait for a nasty letter from the attackee in the following month's issue. — Bob Betcher, Press Journal (Vero Beach, Florida), 2 Nov. 2001 This posture will usually cause the attacker to hold off long enough for the attackee to hurry back to its own territory.— Larry S. Thompson, Audubon Magazine, September 1985

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First Known Use of attackee

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for attackee

attack entry 1 + -ee entry 1

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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