[ em-ploi-ee, em-ploi-ee ]
/ ɛmˈplɔɪ i, ˌɛm plɔɪˈi /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM employeepre·em·ploy·ee, nounpro·em·ploy·ee, adjective
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How to use employee in a sentence
Then we came to the home where the orphans of the employes are taken care of.A Journey Through France in War Time|Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
Fortunately for the loser, one of the Clipper's most trusted employes traveling on the pike, found the valuable book.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
The issue was drawn primarily between the rich and the poor, not between the functional classes, employers and employes.
The National Trades' Union played a conspicuous part in securing the ten-hour day for government employes.
At its second convention in 1835 it decided to petition Congress for a ten-hour day for employes on government works.
British Dictionary definitions for employee
sometimes US employe
/ (ɛmˈplɔɪiː, ˌɛmplɔɪˈiː) /
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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