pro·​té·​gée ˈprō-tə-ˌzhā How to pronounce protégée (audio)
: a girl or woman who is a protégé

Examples of protégée in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Provide tools and resources to help sponsors connect with their protegees and understand their career aspirations. Julie Kratz, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 The final episodes of Echo show Fisk trying to regain control over his old protegee Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) by any means necessary. Christian Holub,, 10 Jan. 2024 Then, in 2009, Tory McPhail, another Commander’s chef and Shannon protegee, began a six-year run as the Bright Star’s guest chef. Bob Carlton |, al, 25 July 2023 Readers who have been anticipating the follow-up to the first novel will be happy to know that Aja-Denise, Joe’s daughter and protegee, is back. Tracy Clark, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2023 This turn of events means that season 4 finds Tom's protegee and sort-of pal Greg Hirsch, played by Nicholas Braun, elevated in status at Waystar Royco. Maybe. Clark Collis,, 24 Mar. 2023 The region’s best winemakers and their protegees come here to sell their latest passion projects and side hustles — and the most prolific collectors of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon come for the bragging rights for discovering them before anyone else. Jess Lander, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Feb. 2023 Martens, a protegee and former employee of Gaultier's, shares the French designer's understanding of street subversion, and the green taffeta gown worn by Pinkett Smith, with ostentatious ripples of ruffles, looks like a House of Worth client in the midst of a glorious crackup. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Mar. 2022 The board dumped his protegee Bob Chapek soon after, when the company’s stock price nosedived and subscriber growth for the Disney+ service stalled. Diego Lasarte, Quartz, 7 Feb. 2023

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Word History


French, feminine of protégé

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of protégée was in 1778

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“Protégée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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