[ ahm dah-ney ]
/ ˈɑm dɑˈneɪ /
noun, plural âmes dam·nées [ahm dah-ney] /ˈɑm dɑˈneɪ/. French.
a person who is willingly or blindly the tool of another person.
Origin of âme damnée
literally, damned soul
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Word Origin and History for ame damnee
"devoted adherent, toady," 1823, from French âme damnée "familiar spirit," literally "damned soul," originally a soul damned by compact with a controlling demon.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper