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

Examples of trainee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The move comes a day after Governor Jim Justice announced that more than 30 trainees seen in the photo were being fired, along with their instructor., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 1 Jan. 2020 Plus West Virginia corrections employees were suspended after a photo emerged showing a group of trainees seemingly making a Nazi salute in their uniforms. Petra Cahill, NBC News, "Uber reveals stunning sexual assault statistics, Joe Biden bites back at voter, and new charges for R.Kelly: The Morning Rundown," 6 Dec. 2019 Last year, an average of about 125 trainees got jobs each month, according to the Association of Arizona Food Banks. Maria Polletta, azcentral, "At least 6,700 Arizonans could lose food assistance under new federal rule; more restrictions likely," 4 Dec. 2019 The two groups of trainees will also meet in both Scotland and Milan to collaborate on the product development and foster a cultural exchange. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Charles Partners with the Yoox Net-a-Porter Group on a Sustainable New Fashion Collection," 13 Nov. 2019 Every so often, the county sent someone to Camp Ripley, near Little Falls, to join Minnesota Department of Transportation trainees in an obstacle course-like environment. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "For Twin Cities snowplow drivers, practice — lots of it — makes perfect," 26 Sep. 2019 On a Monday morning in September, Saylor leads the neurology trainees on morning rounds through UTH’s patient wards. Oliver Staley, Quartz Africa, "Zambia has 17 million people, a stroke epidemic, and no neurologists," 30 Dec. 2019 The image shows more than two dozen trainees with their arms raised and faces blurred. Anthony Izaguirre, USA TODAY, "3 fired from West Virginia corrections agency after apparent Nazi salute photo," 7 Dec. 2019 In March, a senior scientist at NIDA filed a complaint, which alleged that while on sabbatical, Bonci assigned projects and resources to the trainee. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "Science chief at NIH drug abuse institute resigned after sexual misconduct probe," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of trainee

1833, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2020

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“Trainee.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of trainee

: a person who is being trained for a job

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