or em·ploy·e, em·ploy·é
[em-ploi-ee, em-ploi-ee, em-ploi-ee]
- a person working for another person or a business firm for pay.
Origin of employee
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Examples from the Web for employee
Everyone—everyone who has never emailed a Sony employee, at least—relished the thought it was a “dictator move.”Sony Hack: A Dictator Move?
December 14, 2014
In other words, a lot of money for anyone—let alone an employee otherwise earning just $24,300 a year.How Amazon Became Santa’s Sweatshop
December 11, 2014
It was from a former Railroad Commission employee who had gone to work for an oil and gas developer.
A Railroad Commission employee drove him 80 miles to his home in Freer.
Prosecutors say the two then promised that employee a $10,000 bonus, which was promptly paid.Obama’s Golf Buddy May Be a ‘Hostile Witness’ in Chicago Corruption Case
December 3, 2014
She pretended that at first she took young Bines for what we all took him, an employee of the mine.
An employee who had come down with them started to be their guide.
Dressed as one of the miners they took him to be an employee.
Peculiarly appropriate in an employee when addressing an employer.The Devil's Dictionary
Then will the employer and employee find a common ground on which each can benefit.Herbert Hoover
sometimes US employe
- a person who is hired to work for another or for a business, firm, etc, in return for paymentAlso called (esp formerly): employé
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Word Origin and History for employee
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