de·​part·​ee di-pär-ˈtē How to pronounce departee (audio)
: a person who is departing or who has departed

Examples of departee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The departees were lower-to-middle-income people who weren’t the heavy taxpayers or big job producers. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2023 The largest number of California departees — more than 80,000 over the last two years — have moved to Texas, PPIC found. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2023 Texas is the preferred destination for California departees, according to the Census Bureau. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2023 Mavericks guard Frank Ntilikina and noted Doncic nemesis Rudy Gobert for France, two-time reigning MVP Nikola Jokic and trade-departee Boban Marjanovic for Serbia, and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo for Greece. Dallas News, 25 July 2022 No consolation for fans who hoped to see a true reunion game back in Dallas after free-agent-departee Jalen Brunson suffered a hip injury the outing before the Knicks played in AAC in late December. Dallas News, 24 Jan. 2023 Recent trade departee Boban Marjanovic plays an almost unbelievable 22-year-old prospect who Sandler scouts in Europe and participates in a private workout. Dallas News, 7 July 2022 Be as candid as possible with your remaining staff while also protecting the privacy of the departee. Nick Leighton, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 The most recent departee was national security adviser John Bolton, Trump's third permanent pick for the job, who was forced out earlier this month. NBC News, 23 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of departee was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Departee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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