protégée

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

noun

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
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