in·​duct·​ee | \ (ˌ)in-ˌdək-ˈtē How to pronounce inductee (audio) , in-ˈdək-ˌtē \

Definition of inductee

: one who is inducted

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a new crop of inductees produced by the draft
Recent Examples on the Web Usually, Baker would knock on the new inductee's hotel room door. Barry Wilner, ajc, "Manning and Lynch join together for a 3rd career highlight," 7 Feb. 2021 Usually, Baker would knock on the new inductee's hotel room door. Barry Wilner, Star Tribune, "Manning and Lynch join together for a 3rd career highlight," 7 Feb. 2021 Monica is a 2019 Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame inductee and the winningest coach in the River Parishes. Staff Report,, "NOCCA senior wins Posse scholarship, and other metro-area school news," 20 Jan. 2021 Likewise, a 1939 inductee, Cap Anson, is cited for his batting titles and pennants, not for his refusal to play in exhibitions with Black players. New York Times, "The Hall of Fame Tries to Contextualize Baseball’s Racist Past," 21 Dec. 2020 The Browns drafted Matthews 11 spots ahead of Ozzie Newsome, a 1999 Hall of Fame inductee. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "Clay Matthews, former Browns linebacker, a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame," 5 Jan. 2021 The basketball Hall of Fame inductee was a key member of the legendary Boston Celtics teams that dominated the NBA in the 1960s. oregonlive, "The departed: Heroes, celebrities and rogues, from Oregon and beyond, who died in 2020," 28 Dec. 2020 Olmedo was the second International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee to die in recent days. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Alex Olmedo, 84, Dies; Tennis Star Known for a Remarkable Year," 13 Dec. 2020 Former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is commonly viewed as a more likely first-year Hall of Fame inductee than Wayne. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, "Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne named Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists," 25 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of inductee

1940, in the meaning defined above

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20 Feb 2021

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“Inductee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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