men·​tee men-ˈtē How to pronounce mentee (audio)
: one who is being mentored : protégé
nearly all the mentees opted to remain in the sciencesSally Rubenstone

Examples of mentee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As someone who spent the last 70 years learning from past generations of old-time, bluegrass, and folk musicians who played a vanishing type of American roots music (some of them born in the 19th century), Gerrard views herself as the mentee, rather than the mentor. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 12 Oct. 2023 Six months later, the War Resisters League, a pacifist group that embraced nonviolence after World War II, took a chance on Rustin, disregarding the objections of executive committee member Muste, who felt betrayed by his mentee’s actions. Zachary Clary, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Nov. 2023 Those who are accepted to join are paired with employees at Kering Americas–departments such as marketing, technology, and more are options for mentees (22 individuals will be accepted). Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 11 Oct. 2023 As far as the plot is concerned, the game tries to push a touching mentor/mentee relationship between the two Spider-Men that never really fits. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 17 Oct. 2023 The pair were joined by mentees for a discussion on the power of mentorship, uplifting and creating space for marginalized voices, among other topics. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Sep. 2023 Ybarra’s call for unity resonated with mentee and fellow Watts resident Cynthia Gonzalez. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2023 Video clips showing Lee arguing on stage with the production team over the treatment of her mentee have also since surfaced on Chinese social media, adding to the growing public anger. Berry Wang, CNN, 25 Aug. 2023 And last fall, GEI launched a mentorship program that has already paired 125 mentors and mentees. Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mentee was in 1965

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“Mentee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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