selectee

noun se·lect·ee \ sə-ˌlek-ˈtē \
|Updated on: 17 May 2018

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

Examples of selectee in a Sentence

  1. had the dubious distinction of being the last selectee to serve in the Vietnam War

  2. NASA's roster of selectees for its astronaut training program.

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First Known Use of selectee

1940

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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