[ proh-tuh-zhey, proh-tuh-zhey ]
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  1. a woman under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in her career or welfare.

Origin of protégée

1770–80; <French, feminine of protégé protégé

Words Nearby protégée Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use protégée in a sentence

  • But whin things begun to took tough f'r his protegee he suggested another honoraryum.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • "I do not see what else can be done, my dear," she said to her protegee.

    The Lost Lady of Lone | E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • A sweet young girl, Olivia's protegee, completes the very limited dramatis person.

    Louisa May Alcott | Louisa May Alcott
  • In Trumet she had made Mrs. Dott her protegee because it was her nature to patronize, and Serena had not resented the patronage.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Yet now that his protegee had been accepted by others, he questioned that judgment and became her critic.