protégé

noun pro·té·gé \ ˈprō-tə-ˌzhā , ˌprō-tə-ˈzhā \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of protégé

: one who is protected or trained or whose career is furthered by a person of experience, prominence, or influence

Examples of protégé in a Sentence

  1. He was a protégé of the great composer.

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Origin and Etymology of protégé

French, from past participle of protéger to protect, from Middle French, from Latin protegere


PROTÉGÉ Defined for English Language Learners

protégé

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Definition of protégé for English Language Learners

  • : a young person who is taught and helped by someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience


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