se·​lect·​ee | \ sə-ˌlek-ˈtē How to pronounce selectee (audio) \

Definition of selectee

1 : a person inducted into military service under selective service
2 : a person who is chosen from a group by fitness or preference

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had the dubious distinction of being the last selectee to serve in the Vietnam War NASA's roster of selectees for its astronaut training program.
Recent Examples on the Web Long a star with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the seven-time Pro Bowl selectee was traded to Oakland in March. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Antonio Brown has turned himself in after warrant issued for his arrest," 24 Jan. 2020 The technology partners affiliated with the selectees include Google’s parent company, Alphabet, as well as start-ups such as AirMap and Flirtey. Eoin O'carroll, The Christian Science Monitor, "Explained: A US pilot program for unmanned aircraft," 4 June 2018 Foley Fatukasi was the lone draft selectee, going to the New York Jets in the sixth round with the 180th overall pick. Staff Report,, "Roundup: Several Former UConn, Yale Football Players Find Landing Spots In The NFL," 3 May 2018 The only criterion, according to theater historian Levi Tinker, is selectees must have had a major impact on the film industry. Kurt Snibbe, Orange County Register, "At 90 years old, this Hollywood star is the brightest it’s ever been," 17 May 2017 Plus, NBC crews will cover the competition as hopefuls are narrowed first to 100 athletes then, after additional training, to eight selectees, a man and a woman in each sport. Diane Bell,, "Team USA's search for Olympic-caliber athletes comes to San Diego," 19 June 2017 Vick, who played for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles and was a four-time Pro Bowl selectee, will be joined by former NFL running back Justin Forsett in the trial game. Geoffrey C. Arnold,, "Former NFL star Michael Vick to play in professional flag football league: Report," 22 May 2017 Kozinski, joined by James Otero, found instead that the TSA’s no-fly and selectee lists were compiled and maintained by another agency — the Terrorist Screening Center — that wasn’t protected, so the challenge can proceed. Ryan Singel, WIRED, "Watch-Listed Fliers Can Sue, Appeals Court Rules," 20 Aug. 2008

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First Known Use of selectee

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of selectee was in 1940

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“Selectee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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