selectee

noun
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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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 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, "From the Archives: WWII Army recruits began arriving at Camp Callan 80 years ago," 7 Mar. 2021 Long a star with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the seven-time Pro Bowl selectee was traded to Oakland in March. Mallika Kallingal And Jamiel Lynch, CNN, "Antonio Brown gets probation after changing his plea in battery case," 12 June 2020 Long a star with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the seven-time Pro Bowl selectee was traded to Oakland in March. Mallika Kallingal And Jamiel Lynch, CNN, "Antonio Brown gets probation after changing his plea in battery case," 12 June 2020 Long a star with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the seven-time Pro Bowl selectee was traded to Oakland in March. Mallika Kallingal And Jamiel Lynch, CNN, "Antonio Brown gets probation after changing his plea in battery case," 12 June 2020 Long a star with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the seven-time Pro Bowl selectee was traded to Oakland in March. Mallika Kallingal And Jamiel Lynch, CNN, "Antonio Brown gets probation after changing his plea in battery case," 12 June 2020 Long a star with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the seven-time Pro Bowl selectee was traded to Oakland in March. Mallika Kallingal And Jamiel Lynch, CNN, "Antonio Brown gets probation after changing his plea in battery case," 12 June 2020 Long a star with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the seven-time Pro Bowl selectee was traded to Oakland in March. Mallika Kallingal And Jamiel Lynch, CNN, "Antonio Brown gets probation after changing his plea in battery case," 12 June 2020 Long a star with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the seven-time Pro Bowl selectee was traded to Oakland in March. Mallika Kallingal And Jamiel Lynch, CNN, "Antonio Brown gets probation after changing his plea in battery case," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of selectee

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Mar 2021

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“Selectee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selectee. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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