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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.
Origin of employee
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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British Dictionary definitions for employe

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 employe
n.

"person employed," 1834, from French employé (fem. employée), noun use of past participle of employer (see employ).

employee

n.

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

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