men·​tee | \ men-ˈtē How to pronounce mentee (audio) \

Definition of mentee

: one who is being mentored : protégé nearly all the mentees opted to remain in the sciences— Sally Rubenstone

Examples of mentee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of his early mentees was Leonard Downie Jr., who later became The Post’s executive editor. Washington Post, "Robert Asher, Washington Post editorial writer, dies at 83," 8 Dec. 2019 Oladipo's become a mentor to the Mad Ants players during his time with the team, and that mentor-mentee relationship is something he's had for years with fellow Pacers guard Edmond Sumner. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Pacers guard Victor Oladipo listening to his body; won't set timetable for return," 4 Dec. 2019 Harry Spikes, Cummings’s mentee and longtime aide, has also filed. Erin Cox, Washington Post, "Jill Carter, lawyer and state senator, joins crowded race to succeed Cummings," 20 Nov. 2019 Each of these cornerstone characters is paired off with a younger and somewhat more insipid mentee. Crispin Long, The New Yorker, "“The L Word” Reboot Seeks to Absolve the Original’s Sins," 11 Dec. 2019 The attendees were there to mingle and potentially meet their mentor or mentee. Michelle Griffith, Twin Cities, "‘OK Boomer’ disagreements left behind at intergenerational meeting in St. Paul," 13 Nov. 2019 Beyond the business skills, the LEE Initiative’s mentees learn confidence. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Who run the world? This Louisville culinary program proves it's female chefs," 22 Oct. 2019 Though writers may develop traditional two-person mentor/mentee relationships on fan-fiction websites, the researchers posit that much more often, people are being diffusely mentored by the entire community. Julie Beck, The Atlantic, "How Fan-Fiction Communities Teach People to Write," 1 Oct. 2019 Kicks for Kids’ campaign Zeller and his camp reached out to Big Brothers Big Sisters and asked Walker’s four mentees to write messages to Walker that a local artist then hand-painted onto his shoes., "Celtics’ Kemba Walker maintains ties to Charlotte - The Boston Globe," 9 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of mentee

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mentee

ment(or) entry 1 + -ee entry 1

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The first known use of mentee was in 1965

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13 Jan 2020

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“Mentee.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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