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[uh-ten-dee, at-en-, uh-ten-dee] /ə tɛnˈdi, ˌæt ɛn-, əˈtɛn di/
a person who is present at a specific time or place:
a conference with thousands of attendees.
Origin of attendee
1935-40; attend + -ee Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for attendee
  • One attendee mentioned trips to pharmaceutical labs as a means of demystifying the industry.
  • And one attendee voiced concerns about being emailed by a reader who said he was near her campus and about to stop by her office.
  • Unless an attendee is blind, it seems to have no purpose.
  • In many ways, each attendee should be seen as much of an organizer as you.
  • At one point he handed each attendee an unmarked brown envelope.
  • Many attendee badges had a low-power radio transmitter circuit built right into the badge.
  • Qualifying rounds, open to any paying attendee who cares to compete, start at noon.
  • No single attendee can pay attention to every booth.
  • Each attendee is asked to make a pledge of resources, time or leadership.
  • Another rave attendee is in critical condition from a similar overdose.
British Dictionary definitions for attendee


a person who is present at a specified event
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for attendee

"one who attends" (something), 1961, from attend + -ee. Attender is older (mid-15c.) but had senses "one who waits upon" and "one who gives heed."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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