a person who receives an honor, award, or special recognition.
Origin of honoree
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Contemporary Examples of 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)
November 30, 2012
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