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

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 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mentee.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of mentee

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mentee

ment(or) entry 1 + -ee entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mentee

Dictionary Entries near mentee








Statistics for mentee

Last Updated

24 Mar 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for mentee

The first known use of mentee was in 1965

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on mentee

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with mentee

Comments on mentee

What made you want to look up mentee? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!