se·​lect·​ee sə-ˌlek-ˈtē How to pronounce selectee (audio)
: a person inducted into military service under selective service
: a person who is chosen from a group by fitness or preference

Examples of selectee in a Sentence

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 The church, erected in 1921, is among the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2024 selectees. Marc Ramirez, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 In eight seasons with the Patriots, Mayo was the 2008 Defensive Rookie of the Year, a 2010 All-Pro, a two-time Pro Bowl selectee and a Super Bowl 49 champion. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 2 Jan. 2024 Each of the selectees for 2023 can reasonably be considered a household name. Chris Willman, Variety, 22 June 2023 Diversity Immigrant Applications On Hold In regard to the Biden Appeals, Morrison argues that while thousands of Diversity Visas selectees have a legal path to immigrate to the United States, the Biden administration is using the appellate process to extinguish their immigration journeys. Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 The first-team all-area selectee will lead a team looking to reach the postseason again in its first year in 5A. Dallas News, 10 Feb. 2023 The only first basemen included were Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals, Pete Alonso of the New York Mets, C.J. Cron of the Colorado Rockies, and honorary selectee Albert Pujols, completing his career with the Cardinals. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 19 July 2022 Three years before that, a selectee for the International Pacific Halibut Commission also ran into residency issues. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 28 July 2021 Here and there a selectee clung to a trombone or trumpet case—supplementary material for the camp band, for which a nucleus of 28 pieces is expected to arrive soon. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

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 19 Jun. 2024.

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