designee

[ dez-ig-nee ]
/ ˌdɛz ɪgˈni /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. designated employment,
  2. designated hitter,
  3. designation,
  4. designed,
  5. designedly,
  6. designer,
  7. designer baby,
  8. designer drug,
  9. designer gene,
  10. designing

Origin of designee

First recorded in 1925–30; design(ate) + -ee

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