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  1. a proportional shoe width size narrower than EEE and wider than E.

e.e.

  1. errors excepted.

E.E.

  1. Early English.
  2. electrical engineer.
  3. electrical engineering.

-ee

  1. a suffix forming from transitive verbs nouns which denote a person who is the object or beneficiary of the act specified by the verb (addressee; employee; grantee); recent formations now also mark the performer of an act, with the base being an intransitive verb (escapee; returnee; standee) or, less frequently, a transitive verb (attendee) or another part of speech (absentee; refugee).

Origin of -ee

< French -é, (masculine), -ée (feminine), past participle endings < Latin -ātus, -āta -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for ee

ee1

noun plural een (iːn)
  1. a Scot word for eye 1

ee2

the internet domain name for
  1. Estonia

EE

abbreviation for
  1. Early English
  2. electrical engineer(ing)
  3. (in New Zealand) ewe equivalent

e.e.

abbreviation for
  1. errors excepted

-ee

suffix forming nouns
  1. indicating a person who is the recipient of an action (as opposed, esp in legal terminology, to the agent, indicated by -or or -er)assignee; grantee; lessee
  2. indicating a person in a specified state or conditionabsentee; employee
  3. indicating a diminutive form of somethingbootee

Word Origin

via Old French -e, -ee, past participial endings, from Latin -ātus, -āta -ate 1
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Word Origin and History for ee

-ee

word-forming element in legal English (and in imitation of it), representing the Anglo-French ending of pps. used as nouns. As these sometimes were coupled with agent nouns in -or, the two suffixes came to be used as a pair to denote the initiator and the recipient of an action.

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