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honoree

[ on-uh-ree ]
/ ˌɒn əˈri /
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noun

a person who receives an honor, award, or special recognition.

Nearby words

honorarily, honorarium, honorary, honorary canon, honored, honoree, honoria, honorific, honoris causa, honorius, honorius i

Origin of honoree

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for honoree

  • Last year, Rivers threw herself to the comedic wolves and allowed herself to be the honoree of a Comedy Central roast.

    Joan Rivers’s Best Insults (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST

Word Origin and History for honoree

honoree


n.

by 1958, from honor + -ee. Alternative honorand, from Latin honorandus, is from 1950.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper