detainee

[dih-tey-nee, dee-tey-nee]
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Origin of detainee

First recorded in 1925–30; detain + -ee
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Historical Examples of detainee

  • Whether this object has been attained or not is judged by the life and habits of the detainee on discharge.

    The Vagrancy Problem.

    William Harbutt Dawson


Word Origin and History for detainee
n.

1928, from detain + -ee.

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