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 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 His protegee got the championship ball rolling orchestrating the moves that landed them Simmons and Embiid. Dan Gelston, ajc, 13 Mar. 2021 His protegee got the championship ball rolling orchestrating the moves that landed them Simmons and Embiid. Dan Gelston, Star Tribune, 13 Mar. 2021 At the party’s 2018 conference, Merkel’s preferred successor and protegee, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, narrowly won a closely fought leadership race against Merz and became the party’s candidate-in-waiting. Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2021 Giuliani and his protegee, Ellis, both striving to please the president, insisted that Trump’s fight was not over. Anchorage Daily News, 29 Nov. 2020 The band Prince assembled for the Sign o' the Times Tour in Europe, which featured drummer Sheila E., his protegee, was one of the greatest of Prince’s many outstanding live bands. Jon Bream,, 27 Sep. 2020 Shortly after the overthrow, Nakuina and her protegee Wilhelmina Dowsett began organizing for women’s right to vote on the islands. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of protégée was in 1778

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11 Jul 2021

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“Protégée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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: a woman who is a protégé


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