trainee

[trey-nee]
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Origin of trainee

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

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

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

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