in·​ter·​view·​ee ˌin-tər-(ˌ)vyü-ˈē How to pronounce interviewee (audio)
: one who is interviewed

Examples of interviewee in a Sentence

He asked the interviewee some very personal questions.
Recent Examples on the Web The Grammy-winning DJ’s quips drew laughs from both the audience and his fellow interviewee, British singer Rita Ora. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 21 Sep. 2023 The interviewees’ comments overlap and could have been less repetitive, particularly in the case of comments about the radical newness of bossa nova and Tenório’s talent. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Sep. 2023 Seven of the interviewees had posted some of their messages with Roiland on social media before, while four had not. Selome Hailu, Variety, 13 Sep. 2023 One interviewee is Micheal Punke, who’s best known for The Revenant, but also wrote a page-turning novel about bison called The Last Stand. Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 6 Sep. 2023 Among the interviewees were supermodel Karlie Kloss and media mogul Arianna Huffington. Becca Rothfeld, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2023 Most of our interviewees participated in INSEAD’s PEER (post-exit entrepreneurs retreat) and found the experience particularly valuable. Winnie Jiang, Fortune, 11 Aug. 2023 There’s not much of a road map, though, as the few courts that have considered the issue have offered clashing opinions on whether interviewees have copyright interests to their responses. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Apr. 2023 Featuring 66 interviews, 47 recipes from interviewees, and five essays honoring culinary matriarchs through the decades, For the Culture is one of the rare books to exclusively highlight Black women and femmes in food, wine, and hospitality. Vanessa Pamela Friedman, Vogue, 8 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 Oct. 2023.

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