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.

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One of the most impressive interviewees in Arlie Russell Hochschild’s massive sociological study of the regional American mind, Strangers in Their Own Land, is a man named Lee Sherman. Richard Cooke, The New Republic, "The conservative commentariat’s love affair with nootropics," 3 Sep. 2019 Neil has a reputation for cross-examining all of his interviewees (regardless of their politics) in the manner of a criminal prosecutor. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "How to Be a Popular Pundit," 21 Aug. 2019 Kyl and his team summarized the interviewees' concerns into six categories: content distribution and algorithms; content policies; content enforcement; ad policies; ad enforcement; workforce viewpoint diversity. Kerry Flynn, CNN, "Facebook reveals policy changes to eliminate anti-conservative bias," 20 Aug. 2019 The interviewees and their family members have to walk more than ten minutes to a Publix supermarket and use a bathroom there. Ken Silverstein, The New Republic, "Shock Corridor," 19 Aug. 2019 Ask about which coach made the better boss and who was the more engaging interviewee and both laugh. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Aztecs’ Rocky Long, Brady Hoke began partnership in college football basement," 9 Aug. 2019 Hydra, as some interviewees who survived the experience describe it, was paradisal and sybaritic, a placid, seething haven for artists. Peter Keough,, "Doc Talk: Endless love, film school confidential, kind of a drag," 3 July 2019 The original headline of this piece mis-characterized the interviewee's point. The Christian Science Monitor, "Corrections," 4 Mar. 2019 This helps ensure the information is correct because transcripts can be sent to interviewees for fact-checking. The Seattle Times, "Create an oral history to share your family’s experience," 23 Oct. 2018

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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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