conominee

noun co·nom·i·nee \ ˌkō-ˌnä-mə-ˈnē \
variants: or co-nominee

Definition of conominee

plural conominees or co-nominees
: one of two or more people nominated for something (such as an award) : a fellow nominee
  • …when she won a National Book Award for poetry in 1974, she insisted on sharing the honor with her co-nominees Alice Walker and Audre Lorde.
  • —Michele Wallace

First Known Use of conominee

1835

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