pro·​té·​gée | \ ˈprō-tə-ˌzhā How to pronounce protégée (audio) , ˌprō-tə-ˈzhā \

Definition of protégée

: a girl or woman who is a protégé

Examples of protégée in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When a traditional Mexican healer named Paloma is murdered, reporter Zoe seeks out Feliciana, Paloma’s cousin and protegee, in order to learn more about the deceased woman. Keely Weiss, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Sep. 2022 Chief among them was his former protegee and eventual nemesis, Boris Yeltsin, who became Russia’s first president. Jim Heintz, ajc, 30 Aug. 2022 Many inside the church predict on-screen that Shamblin Lara’s daughter and protegee, Elizabeth Shamblin Hannah, will eventually take over as its leader. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 With her cunning patriotism, Mei quickly becomes the 72-year-old Chairman’s lover, confidante and protegee. Qian Julie Wang, Washington Post, 23 May 2022 In 2014, Carlton Varney (protegee of the zany more-is-more decorator Dorothy Draper) designed the rooms, and this summer, the hotel will get a full refresh from designer Celerie Kemble. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 19 May 2022 Harris is not involved in the federal indictment for Mosby and has not commented on the matter targeting her former protegee. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 31 Jan. 2022 The president and Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum — widely viewed as his protegee — have remained popular even as the pandemic ravaged the capital. Washington Post, 7 June 2021 Hitting coach Andy Haines, who watched Yelich launch several balls into the third deck during batting practice at Coors Field, is confident that his protegee is on the verge of a home-run binge. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of protégée

1778, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for protégée

French, feminine of protégé

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3 Oct 2022

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“Protégée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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