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

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There is no animosity between Barton and Coffeen, mentor and mentee. Brandon Chase,, "For Richard Barton and Lucas Coffeen, volleyball is all in the family," 9 June 2019 The conversation with the subject-matter expert becomes far more straightforward: there is very high-value transmission in a very short time, leaving both the mentor and mentee satisfied. Prasanna Krishnamoorthy, Quartz India, "What startup mentors can learn from family doctors," 31 May 2019 Most mentors are professionals who are actively engaged in their careers. From fall through spring, mentors spend time with their mentees at their workplace, at the ballpark, on the golf course, sailing, surfing or just hanging out. Brad Avery And Will O'neill,, "Mentorship program at Newport Harbor High School makes a difference in kids’ lives," 7 June 2018 An impressive panel of feminists including Marléne Schiappa, Asa Charlotte Regnér, Barbra Katz, Sue Allchurch, and Jessica Neuwirth welcomed this year's class of eager mentees in the scenic setting. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, "Dior Celebrates the Newest Members of Its Women@Dior Program," 16 Mar. 2019 McCarthy was the mentee of the blustery John Fairchild, who is said to have treated him like a son and who imbued in his colleague the fighting spirit of the old-fashioned newsroom. Vogue, "Fairchild Chairman and Editor Patrick McCarthy Is Dead at 67," 26 Feb. 2019 The unit would be exclusive, open to just 19 women—some mentees between 18 and 25 and some older women, who would serve as mentors. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "Inside a Radical Experiment to Transform the Lives of Incarcerated Women," 22 Aug. 2018 Unicorns aren’t real, and never have been; the vast majority of us are not Sandberg’s mentees or her friends. Casey Newton, The Verge, "22 predictions for social media in 2019," 15 Dec. 2018 While President Emmanuel Macron of France has tried to curry favor with Mr. Trump, playing the role of the devoted mentee, Ms. Merkel has kept her distance. Steven Erlanger, New York Times, "Trump vs. Merkel: Blistering Salvo Meets Quiet Rejoinder," 11 July 2018

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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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