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[uh-ten-dee, at-en-, uh-ten-dee]
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  1. a person who is present at a specific time or place: a conference with thousands of attendees.
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Origin of attendee

First recorded in 1935–40; attend + -ee
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Related Words for attendee

attendant, participant, visitor, viewer, witness, guest, fan, listener, devotee, spectator, patron, onlooker

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British Dictionary definitions for attendee


  1. a person who is present at a specified event
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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."

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