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[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.
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Origin of protégée

1770–80; < French, feminine of protégé protégé
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for protegee

care, patient, shopper, patron, applicant, buyer, consumer, keeping, safekeeping, protection, dependent, orphan, pensioner, charge, client, pupil, child, trust, minor, guardianship

Examples from the Web for protegee

Historical Examples of protegee

  • When are you going to put my protegee into the operating-room?


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • As she was leaving the Rostovs she called her protegee aside.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • Frau Schurstab shook her head over her protegee's varying moods.

  • Miss Toland chuckled; she was well pleased with her protegee.

  • Louise beamed with pride over the impression her protegee was making.

    Winona of the Camp Fire

    Margaret Widdemer