a person to whom a check, money, etc., is payable.

Origin of payee

First recorded in 1750–60; pay1 + -ee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the person to whom a cheque, money order, etc, is made out
a person to whom money is paid or due
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Word Origin and History for payee

1758, from pay (v.) + -ee.

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