rushee

noun

rush·​ee ˌrə-ˈshē How to pronounce rushee (audio)
: a college or university student who is being rushed by a fraternity or sorority

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Grant Sikes, who became one of Alabama Rush’s season 2 darlings as an openly gender-nonconforming rushee, revealed on their Instagram that they were dropped by 15 houses by the start of the second round of recruitment. Ana Escalante, Glamour, 19 Aug. 2022 One rushee, TikToker Shelby Rose, has already emerged as a fan favorite this year. al, 3 Aug. 2022 The Bad: Rain or shine, rushees spend 10 plus hours per day conversing with strangers, combatting Southeastern humidity, and pounding pavement between sorority mansions in sky-high heels or barely-there sandals. Macy Sirmans, Southern Living, 24 Aug. 2015 The Bad: Rain or shine, rushees spend 10 plus hours per day conversing with strangers, combatting Southeastern humidity, and pounding pavement between sorority mansions in sky-high heels or barely-there sandals. Macy Sirmans, Southern Living, 11 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rushee was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Rushee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rushee. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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