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protégé

[ proh-tuh-zhey, proh-tuh-zhey ]
/ ˈproʊ təˌʒeɪ, ˌproʊ təˈʒeɪ /
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noun

a person under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in his or her career or welfare.

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Origin of protégé

1780–90; <French, noun use of past participle of protéger to protect <Latin prōtegere.See protect

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH protégé

prodigy, protégé
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British Dictionary definitions for protégé

protégé

feminine protge

/ (ˈprəʊtɪˌʒeɪ) /

noun

a person who is protected and aided by the patronage of another person

Word Origin for protégé

C18: from French protéger to protect
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