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.
Origin and Etymology of protégé
French, from past participle of protéger to protect, from Middle French, from Latin protegere
First Known Use: 1786
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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