- a proportional shoe width size narrower than EEE and wider than E.
- errors excepted.
- Early English.
- electrical engineer.
- electrical engineering.
- a suffix forming from transitive verbs nouns which denote a person who is the object or beneficiary of the act specified by the verb (addressee; employee; grantee); recent formations now also mark the performer of an act, with the base being an intransitive verb (escapee; returnee; standee) or, less frequently, a transitive verb (attendee) or another part of speech (absentee; refugee).
Origin of -ee
Examples from the Web for ee
Contemporary Examples of ee
Again, it was the EE [Executive Elders] who made those decisions.Another Mega Church Implodes
September 14, 2014
Historical Examples of ee
They'm to take 'ee all, dead or livin', sarch by night or day.
Mr. Hubert, now do 'ee take care; you and him's both so rash.
Don't 'ee go on like that, Nance; I'll 'ave to take you 'ome.
I should like to know what Mr. Filmer'd say if ever he knew I'd let ee do that.'Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
Look 'ee here—I've a knife to your ribs, and you can't use your gun.Two Sides of the Face
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
- a Scot word for eye 1
- Early English
- electrical engineer(ing)
- (in New Zealand) ewe equivalent
- errors excepted
- indicating a person who is the recipient of an action (as opposed, esp in legal terminology, to the agent, indicated by -or or -er)assignee; grantee; lessee
- indicating a person in a specified state or conditionabsentee; employee
- indicating a diminutive form of somethingbootee
Word Origin for -ee
word-forming element in legal English (and in imitation of it), representing the Anglo-French -é ending of pps. used as nouns. As these sometimes were coupled with agent nouns in -or, the two suffixes came to be used as a pair to denote the initiator and the recipient of an action.