employee

[em-ploi-ee, em-ploi-ee, em-ploi-ee]
noun
a person working for another person or a business firm for pay.
Also, employe, employé.


Origin:
1825–35; < French employé employed, past participle of employer to employ; see -ee

preemployee, noun
proemployee, adjective
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employee or sometimes (US) employe (ɛmˈplɔɪiː, ˌɛmplɔɪˈiː)
 
n
Also called (esp formerly): employé a person who is hired to work for another or for a business, firm, etc, in return for payment
 
employe or sometimes (US) employe
 
n

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employee
"person employed," 1850, mainly in U.S. use, from employ + -ee.
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Example sentences
Either they could choose to be converted from a generously-paid contractor to a
  less-well-compensated government employee.
If an employee reports that everything is fine, and you get another no-match
  letter the next year, you know it is not fine.
Studies show how doing so increases employee participation.
The school is obsessed with rankings, says an employee.
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