employee

or em·ploy·e, em·ploy·é

[em-ploi-ee, em-ploi-ee, em-ploi-ee]

noun

a person working for another person or a business firm for pay.

Nearby words

  1. emplectite,
  2. emplore,
  3. employ,
  4. employable,
  5. employe,
  6. employee association,
  7. employer,
  8. employers' association,
  9. employment,
  10. employment agency

Origin of employee

1825–35; < French employé employed, past participle of employer to employ; see -ee

Related formspre·em·ploy·ee, nounpro·em·ploy·ee, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for employee

employee

sometimes US employe

noun

a person who is hired to work for another or for a business, firm, etc, in return for paymentAlso called (esp formerly): employé
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Word Origin and History for employee

employee

n.

"person employed," 1850, mainly in U.S. use, from employ + -ee.

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