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
He was a protégé of the great composer.
Recent Examples of protégé from the Web
Breaux, a protege of Edwin Edwards, was elected to Louisiana's 7th Congressional District, succeeding Edwards, in 1972.
Kirke, a millionaire casino magnate, has given $25,000 to Reynolds’ campaigns and $135,000 to her protege, former Gov. Terry Branstad.
If money is no object and Epstein's former protege, Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen, is willing to deal, Zack Greinke should be high on Epstein's list.
Austin Chambers, Ayers’ protege, is Greitens’ senior adviser and is running his controversial political nonprofit.
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Origin and Etymology of protégé
French, from past participle of protéger to protect, from Middle French, from Latin protegere
First Known Use: 1786See Words from the same year
PROTÉGÉ Defined for English Language Learners
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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