noun aug·ment·ee \ˌȯg-ˌmen-ˈtē\

Definition of augmentee



  1. :  a member of the U.S. military (such as a military reservist or a member of the Navy or Air Force) who is assigned to special duty in a military unit (such as an Army battalion) in order to fill a shortage or to provide particular skills Shortly after the September 11th attacks, hundreds of these augmentees were mobilized for up to a year and rapidly assimilated into their designated active units. — Sean Herron, Twice the Citizen, 2004 Michelle and Tony reached a similar breaking point after the sailor returned from the desert after a tour as an individual augmentee, the Navy's term for sailors sent to serve with ground troops. — Timothy J. Gibbons, Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), 10 Oct. 2011

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Origin and Etymology of augmentee

1augment + 1-ee

First Known Use: 1961

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a brief usually trivial fact

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