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 Steve Durham is a legacy Alger member, which is granted to family members of inductees. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, "After facing down death, Steve Durham renews his passion for life, Horatio Alger," 5 Jan. 2020 As the state finalists warmed up Saturday, officials cleared the center mat so the 2019 Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame class of inductees could be recognized. Matt Nevala, Anchorage Daily News, "Bethel’s Hayden Lieb wraps up brilliant high school career with a fourth state championship," 22 Dec. 2019 The Bishop State Wildcat Sports Hall of Fame will enshrine its second class on Jan. 17, and one of the inductees will be especially familiar to Coastal Alabama TV viewers -- but not for sports. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Mel Showers part of Bishop State Wildcat Sports Hall of Fame’s newest class," 16 Dec. 2019 The Chicago group Rufus featuring Chaka Khan is among the 16 artists and groups nominated Tuesday for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2020 class of inductees. Jessica Villagomez,, "Chicago band Rufus featuring Chaka Khan nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame," 15 Oct. 2019 Earlier this year, its new class of inductees reached gender parity for the first time. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Gerwig talks ‘Little Women’ for academy’s women initiative," 2 Oct. 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame: Congratulations to this year’s Olmsted Falls High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. cleveland, "A positive painted message may rock someone to seek help: Olmsted Dates and Data," 18 Oct. 2019 The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees repeated the evening Sept. 28 and Oct. 5. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "Eagles Will Play 'Hotel California' In its Entirety on 2020 Tour Following Sold-Out Las Vegas Shows," 8 Oct. 2019 New Simley hall of fame inductees: Kevin Ahern, Jeff Davis, Joseph deLeon, Brian Howard and Jill Lewis. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, "Charley Walters: It’s Vikings’ fault they’re stuck with Kirk Cousins," 21 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of inductee

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inductee was in 1940

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“Inductee.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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