attackee

noun at·tack·ee \ ə-ˌta-ˈkē \

Definition of attackee

plural attackees
: 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. ThompsonAudubon MagazineSeptember 1985

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