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  1. a person being trained, especially in a vocation; apprentice.
  2. an enlisted person undergoing military training.
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Origin of trainee

First recorded in 1840–50; train + -ee
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Related Words for trainee

cadet, learner, pupil, apprentice, tenderfoot, novitiate, colt, novice, recruit, neophyte, newcomer, abecedarian, student, rookie, amateur, tyro, starter, greenhorn

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British Dictionary definitions for trainee


    1. a person undergoing training
    2. (as modifier)a trainee journalist
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Word Origin and History for trainee


1841, from train (v.) + -ee.

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