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employee

[ em-ploi-ee, em-ploi-ee ]
/ ɛmˈplɔɪ i, ˌɛm plɔɪˈi /
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noun
a person working for another person or a business firm for pay.
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Rarely em·ploy·e, em·ploy·é .

Origin of employee

First recorded in 1825–35; from French employé “employed,” past participle of employer to employ; see -ee

OTHER WORDS FROM employee

pre·em·ploy·ee, nounpro·em·ploy·ee, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for employee

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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