train·​ee | \trā-ˈnē \

Definition of trainee 

: one that is being trained especially for a job

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traineeship \ trā-​ˈnē-​ˌship \ noun

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Gulaban, however, has a head start on her fellow trainees. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "Women’s shared misery enabled better friendship," 27 May 2018 Tanner Walsh, who is finishing her pediatric residency at Crozer-Keystone Health System, helps with managing her fellow trainees. Marie Mccullough,, "Medical license mess for doctor-trainees means high anxiety for Pa. hospitals," 11 May 2018 Promotional materials include testimonials from trainees lauding the informative courses and professionalism of instructors. Dennis Wagner, azcentral, "Arizona National Guard hired suspended doctor for training," 15 July 2015 The Stud, 399 Ninth St., S.F. San Francisco Ballet School Student Showcase: Scout the next generation at the school’s year-end performance, where everyone from baby ballerinas to company trainees gets a moment in the spotlight. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Things to do in the Bay Area, May 23," 21 May 2018 Many firms already employ foreigners on student or trainee visas. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Japan Wants Guest Workers," 20 June 2018 Investigators probing a deadly train crash in Washington State are due to question the driver and a trainee conductor who were in the cab of the locomotive at the time. Erik Larson And Pamela Maclean, Houston Chronicle, "Exxon can't dodge state climate change probes, judge says," 29 Mar. 2018 Obeid Allah Norzi, 18, joined a trainee program in September after a grueling odyssey that took him from his home in Afghanistan to Iran, Bulgaria, and finally Germany, where he was granted political asylum. Hayley Warren,, "Germany Courts Workers With Sausages and Cheap Housing," 27 Mar. 2018 This transfer had hidden meaning to San Diego politician and former Superior Court Judge Larry Stirling, hired fresh out of the Army as a city administrative trainee. Diane Bell,, "When Hoover High cafeteria worker's story goes viral, her 'other life' is revealed," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of trainee

1841, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who is being trained for a job

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