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.

Nearby words

  1. protuberantly,
  2. protuberate,
  3. proturan,
  4. protyle,
  5. protégé,
  6. proud,
  7. proud as a peacock,
  8. proud flesh,
  9. proudful,
  10. proudhearted

Origin of protégée

1770–80; < French, feminine of protégé protégé

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