- a proportional shoe width size narrower than EEE and wider than E.
- errors excepted.
- Early English.
- electrical engineer.
- electrical engineering.
- 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
Examples from the Web for ee
Again, it was the EE [Executive Elders] who made those decisions.Another Mega Church Implodes
September 14, 2014
They'm to take 'ee all, dead or livin', sarch by night or day.
Mr. Hubert, now do 'ee take care; you and him's both so rash.
Don't 'ee go on like that, Nance; I'll 'ave to take you 'ome.
I should like to know what Mr. Filmer'd say if ever he knew I'd let ee do that.'Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
Look 'ee here—I've a knife to your ribs, and you can't use your gun.Two Sides of the Face
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
- a Scot word for eye 1
- Early English
- electrical engineer(ing)
- (in New Zealand) ewe equivalent
- errors excepted
- 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
- indicating a person in a specified state or conditionabsentee; employee
- indicating a diminutive form of somethingbootee
Word Origin and History for ee
word-forming element in legal English (and in imitation of it), representing the Anglo-French -é 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.