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employee

[em-ploi-ee, em-ploi-ee, em-ploi-ee] /ɛmˈplɔɪ i, ɛm plɔɪˈi, ˌɛm plɔɪˈi/
noun
1.
a person working for another person or a business firm for pay.
Also, employe, employé.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < French employé employed, past participle of employer to employ; see -ee
Related forms
preemployee, noun
proemployee, adjective
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Examples from the web for employé
  • The employe worked for the employer, a catering service, for approximately two months as a chef.
  • The employe worked for the employer, an orchard, for about a year and a half.
  • The employe worked for about two years as a machine operator for the employer, a manufacturer of tools.
  • The employe was hired as a law clerk for the employer, a private attorney.
  • The employe's attorney wrote back that the employe had not quit but had not yet been released for work by his physician.
  • The employe denied that he was smoking in the plant on the date in question.
  • The employe claimed he was out of his work area by mistake because of medications he was taking.
  • The employe who will be responsible for supervision decides to accept or deny placement.
  • If the supervising employe denies placement, the academic coordinator will contact other placement choices.
British Dictionary definitions for employé

employee

/ɛmˈplɔɪiː; ˌɛmplɔɪˈiː/
noun
1.
a person who is hired to work for another or for a business, firm, etc, in return for payment Also called (esp formerly) employé
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Word Origin and History for employé

employee

n.

"person employed," 1850, mainly in U.S. use, from employ + -ee.

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