attendee

[uh-ten-dee, at-en-, uh-ten-dee]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. attendance,
  2. attendance allowance,
  3. attendance centre,
  4. attendant,
  5. attendantly,
  6. attender,
  7. attending,
  8. attent,
  9. attention,
  10. attention deficit disorder

Origin of attendee

First recorded in 1935–40; attend + -ee

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British Dictionary definitions for attendees

attendee

noun

a person who is present at a specified event
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Word Origin and History for attendees

attendee

n.

"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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