1. a person selected or designated to carry out a duty or role: If the judge is unavailable, his designee will hear the case.
  2. a person named or selected for an office, position, etc., but not yet installed: She’s the CEO designee.

Origin of designee

First recorded in 1925–30; design(ate) + -ee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • The second is more constant; as being Regulated by some desire, and designee.


    Thomas Hobbes

  • The Bank of England gave to its depositors the service of paying annually to a designee without further order.

  • A designee of the king will inspect and seal cloth with lead to prevent deceit.