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

Origin of honoree

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Examples from the Web for honoree

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.

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    November 30, 2012

Word Origin and History for honoree

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper