protégée

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noun pro·té·gée \ˈprō-tə-ˌzhā, ˌprō-tə-ˈ\

Definition of protégée

  1. :  a girl or woman who is a protégé

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Origin and Etymology of protégée

French, feminine of protégé


PROTÉGÉE Defined for English Language Learners

protégée

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Definition of protégée for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who is a protégé

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