men·​tee | \men-ˈtē \

Definition of mentee 

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

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The system uses a transparent headset screen display that allows the medic/mentee to see the patient in front of them along with real-time on-screen feedback from the doctor/mentor. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Battlefield Medics and Student Doctors Could Use Augmented Reality to Get Help From Faraway Surgeons," 6 Sep. 2018 One of my favorite aspects of this book was the relationships between Charlotte, her mentor, Roz, and her mentee, Leila. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "#ReadWithMC Reviews 'Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win'," 1 Oct. 2018 In legal documents seen by The New York Times, Bennett’s lawyer described the relationship between them as that between a mother and son or a mentor and mentee over the course of his client’s childhood, up until the alleged 2013 assault. Jess Mchugh, Teen Vogue, "Asia Argento Reportedly Paid Off an Actor Who Accused Her of Sexual Assault," 20 Aug. 2018 Or perhaps Jay's new mentee is Jenni Ognats aka XS, Dawn's daughter and Barry's granddaughter? Sydney Bucksbaum, The Hollywood Reporter, "DC TV Watch: Cress Williams Breaks Down All Those 'Black Lightning' Deaths," 9 Mar. 2018 Williams brought his friends to the basketball court, and then kept coming back, first as a mentee, then as a mentor himself. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In 1980, a 19-year-old helped a Milwaukee kid make better choices. Today, they're still changing lives.," 9 July 2018 Tim Bontemps reported that Turner Sports (which also owns Bleacher Report) and Yahoo Sports, where Wojnarowski mentee Shams Charania still works, will also not reveal picks ahead of time. Jacob Feldman,, "Without Spoilers, How Will NBA Draft Night Play Out on ESPN, Twitter?," 21 June 2018 Each mentee will also receive a membership and season pass for the Downtown Community Television Center, a New York City filmmaking facility. Peter Keough,, "DocTalk: Danger and diversity in the spotlight," 10 May 2018 Catherine Corson, 50, his mentee in the garden, said while dipping freshly harvested collard greens into a bucket of water. Maria Panaritis,, "At the Haverford YMCA, an obsessive lawyer sweats it out - over a miracle garden | Maria Panaritis," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of mentee

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mentee

mentor + -ee

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