des·​ig·​nee | \ˌde-zig-ˈnē \

Definition of designee 

: one that is designated

Examples of designee in a Sentence

the President's designees for Cabinet positions the director or his designee shall sign the report

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The designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Pioneer Press,, "National Merit program names New Trier area scholarship recipients," 9 May 2018 He is listed as the designee for Superintendent Robert Runcie. Scott Travis,, "Parkland coach kept his job after district found he sexually harassed students," 15 June 2018 Some experts including Victor Cha, a Georgetown University scholar who until recently was the designee to be the next U.S. ambassador in Seoul, expect South Korea to foot more of the bill for the U.S. presence, given Mr. Trump’s insistence. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, "Despite Complaints, U.S. Gets a Key Benefit in South Korea: Free Rent," 13 May 2018 David McGee, a bank executive and the SAWS board’s northeast quadrant designee since 2016, was nominated for reappointment. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, "Amy Hardberger may become SAWS trustee," 28 Feb. 2018 The candidate that secures 50% of support from party delegates will be the official designee. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, "Race for N.Y. Attorney General Heats Up This Week," 20 May 2018 As enacted, Morrell's bill keeps the current law's language allowing the mayor to appoint as board designee any unclassified employee in the mayor's administration. Beau Evans,, "Bill to add City Council representation back to Sewerage & Water Board heads to governor's desk," 17 May 2018 The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Naperville high school seniors getting $2,500 Merit scholarships," 9 May 2018 The letter comes as a bill winds its way through the ongoing state legislative session that would give a seat back to a member of the City Council or designee on the utility's board of directors. Beau Evans,, "City Council demands more Sewerage & Water Board info in quarterly reports," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of designee

1899, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of designee

: a person who has been officially chosen to do or be something : a person who has been designated

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