[ uh-ten-dee, at-en-, uh-ten-dee ]
/ ə tɛnˈdi, ˌæt ɛn-, əˈtɛn di /


a person who is present at a specific time or place: a conference with thousands of attendees.

Origin of attendee

First recorded in 1935–40; attend + -ee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for attendee


/ (əˌtɛnˈdiː) /


a person who is present at a specified event
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for attendee



"one who attends" (something), 1961, from attend + -ee. Attender is older (mid-15c.) but had senses "one who waits upon" and "one who gives heed."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper