[ dez-ig-nee ]

  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

Words Nearby designee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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