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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At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, no trainee walks. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Air Force Is Changing How Special Ops Fighters Are Trained," 12 Feb. 2019 Around 258,000 foreign trainees were working in Japan as of October 2017, the latest available data. Alastair Gale, WSJ, "Japan to Accept More Foreign Workers in a Break From Its Historical Stance," 7 Dec. 2018 Surrounded by surgeons who seem to excel in every aspect without hesitation, trainees have a hard time showing signs of weakness or vulnerability even though the learning curve is steep and rapid. Jason Han,, "For this surgeon-in-training, his profession's stereotype both inspiring and damaging," 15 May 2018 The group provides housing, meals, medical care, clothing and support services to help trainees gain skills and confidence for employment at top resorts. Allie Torgan, CNN, "From tourist to altruist, how a New Yorker embraced Vietnam," 10 May 2018 The Swansea midfielder was serving as a trainee at Arsenal’s academy aged 16 but turned down the offer of a professional contract from the Gunners to instead join West Ham for £400,000 - a then-record fee paid for a player of his age at that time., "PHOTO: Swansea Star Laughs at Own Mistake of Turning Down Arsenal for West Ham As a Youngster," 27 Apr. 2018 At a recent training session for butterfly monitors at Wolf Creek Environmental Center, trainees learned about the opportunities and benefits of volunteering in Medina County's parks. Mary Jane Brewer,, "Medina County Park District trains volunteers on caring for butterflies, preparing for spring visitors," 1 Apr. 2018 The other deputy’s partner, a patrol trainee, saw the altercation and fired several rounds. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Los Angeles deputy wounded, 1 person dead in shootout," 25 Sep. 2018 Photo: Steve Remich for The Wall Street Journal Results for the first group of trainees, who finished last month, are mixed. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "New York City Cafe Serves Up a Career Lifeline," 28 Aug. 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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