addressee

[ ad-re-see, uh-dre-see ]
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noun
  1. the person, company, or the like to whom a piece of mail is addressed.

Origin of addressee

1
An Americanism dating back to 1670–80; address + -ee

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British Dictionary definitions for addressee

addressee

/ (ˌædrɛˈsiː) /


noun
  1. a person or organization to whom a letter, parcel, etc, is addressed

  2. a person who is addressed in conversation, a speech, a poem, etc

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