employee

or em·ploy·e, em·ploy·é

[ em-ploi-ee, em-ploi-ee, em-ploi-ee ]
/ ɛmˈplɔɪ i, ɛm plɔɪˈi, ˌɛm plɔɪˈi /

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 employees

employee

sometimes US employe

/ (ɛmˈplɔɪiː, ˌɛmplɔɪˈiː) /

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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