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 Where necessary, red-carpet interviews will be pretaped in advance — something that has also been done in years past — and then aired while the interviewee is already seated inside the theater. Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 Still another interviewee had never heard of the state of Texas before. Fox News, 8 Apr. 2022 The second interviewee, however, didn’t hold her fire when asked what her thoughts were on MGK. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 7 Apr. 2022 The Patriot Front interviewee credited his brother with exposing him to extremist ideology. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Feb. 2022 One interviewee suggests the US is jealous of China’s economic success. Morgan Meaker, Wired, 11 Feb. 2022 Each episode of Electronically Yours is a freewheeling discussion between Ware and his interviewee about the latter’s career in music. David Chiu, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 Lasley’s first interviewee is an offshore worker from Teesside, an area that was once a hub of steel and chemical manufacturing. Amber Medland, The New Yorker, 19 Jan. 2022 At that point, the interviewee looks defenseless, like the pimply, husky nerd in thick glasses forced to play dodgeball in the school gym and take it, repeatedly, in the head. Washington Post, 24 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of interviewee

1884, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2022

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“Interviewee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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