train·​ee | \ trā-ˈnē How to pronounce trainee (audio) \

Definition of trainee

: one that is being trained especially for a job

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Other Words from trainee

traineeship \ trā-​ˈnē-​ˌship How to pronounce trainee (audio) \ noun

Examples of trainee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Twenty-nine-year-old Adrian Balleza had been with VTA since 2014, starting as a trainee before being promoted. Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 2021 A couple of months ago, Hobbs hired Roland Statuleviucius, 58, as a trainee. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 26 May 2021 On May 6, an armed Fort Jackson trainee allegedly hijacked a school bus in Richland County, South Carolina, holding 18 children and a bus driver against their will. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 21 May 2021 The lawsuit alleges that Mejia also shared the photos with Cruz, a department trainee who then sent them to Russell. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2021 Descano asked that the actions of Hindenlang and Trooper S. Kapusta, a trainee, be investigated by the police agency's internal affairs department. Chandelis Duster, CNN, 10 May 2021 Schneider, a 32-year veteran who joined Cintas’ management trainee program right out of college in 1989, was elected unanimously by the board of directors to lead the company after a comprehensive succession planning process. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 1 Apr. 2021 The lawsuit alleges that Mejia also shared the photos with Cruz, a trainee in the department at the time, who then sent them to Russell. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2021 The suspect, a 23-year-old Fort Jackson trainee, Jovan Collazo, was taken into custody. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of trainee

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trainee was in 1833

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9 Jun 2021

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“Trainee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of trainee

: a person who is being trained for a job


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