in·​ter·​view·​ee | \ ˌin-tər-(ˌ)vyü-ˈē How to pronounce interviewee (audio) \

Definition of interviewee

: one who is interviewed

Examples of interviewee in a Sentence

He asked the interviewee some very personal questions.
Recent Examples on the Web Just one interviewee departed from that version of events: Foster James himself. Smithsonian Magazine, "The Case of the Autographed Corpse," 19 Nov. 2020 One interviewee draws a connection between the rise of labor unions and the establishment of the social safety net, from unemployment insurance to Social Security, which didn’t exist at the time of the strike. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "What to Stream: “With Babies and Banners,” the Still Urgent Story of Women Workers on Strike," 25 Sep. 2020 In one episode, the interviewee, the disabled violinist Gaelynn Lea, describes her distress at being put at risk of contracting the coronavirus by people who refused to wear a mask. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, "Can Podcasts Improve Our Well-Being?," 28 Sep. 2020 One interviewee, for instance, suggested taxing social media companies on their data assets, as a way to create a fiscal disincentive to amass as much data as humanly possible. Mirel Zaman,, "The People Who Created Facebook & YouTube Are Sorry," 3 Sep. 2020 The socially distant interviews are awkward; the interviewer and interviewee can barely fit on the screen at the same time. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "Somebody Tell the Award Shows That We're Still in a Pandemic," 31 Aug. 2020 Another interviewee is General Jean-Louis Georgelin, who is in charge of Notre-Dame’s reconstruction efforts. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "In Paris, Virtual Reality Experience Shows Notre-Dame Before and After 2019 Fire," 18 Aug. 2020 One Sudanese interviewee said: Chinese live like locals. Yan Hairong, Quartz Africa, "The truth about Chinese migrants in Africa and their self-segregation," 4 June 2020 Inexperienced tracers may be unprepared for interviewees who react defensively to intrusive questions, or who fear their answers will send friends to quarantine. The Economist, "The virus detectives Germany’s contact tracers try to block a second covid-19 wave," 28 May 2020

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First Known Use of interviewee

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interviewee was in 1884

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“Interviewee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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: a person who is interviewed

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