train·ee | \ trā-ˈnē \

Definition of trainee 

: one that is being trained especially for a job

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Other words from trainee

traineeship \trā-ˈnē-ˌship \ noun

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Thursday was a special day on Long Island, as Mayor Martin J. Walsh toured Camp Harbor View and led a discussion with 16 trainees. J.d. Capelouto,, "At harbor island camp, teens train to be civic leaders," 13 July 2018 Its free courses help students get good jobs, the nonprofit says — most trainees more than doubled their previous salaries. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "Two Seattle tech-training programs — why did one succeed, one fail?," 1 July 2018 Use a robot for surgery, and surgical trainees end up watching, not learning. Matt Beane, WIRED, "Robots Won't Take Your Job—But They Might Make It Boring," 14 June 2018 To take one example, employers said trainees needed to be taught both hydraulics and pneumatics. The Economist, "A welcome upgrade to apprenticeships," 12 July 2018 Studying for medical board exams should equip trainees to care for future patients, not harm them. Jennifer W. Tsai, STAT, "You can’t tell a book by its cover — or a disease by Drake’s race," 11 July 2018 For years, he’s drawn heavily on trainees from the advanced manufacturing program at Asnuntuck Community College. Rebecca Lurye,, "Windsor's Aero Gear Expands, Adds New Hires," 13 June 2018 The State Department said a total of about 1,600 trainee licenses had been issued by Thursday. Marie Mccullough,, "Medical license mess for doctor-trainees means high anxiety for Pa. hospitals," 11 May 2018 Workers on student and trainee visas are vulnerable to exploitation. The Economist, "Japan is finally starting to admit more foreign workers," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of trainee

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trainee was in 1841

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English Language Learners Definition of trainee

: a person who is being trained for a job

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