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employee

or employe, employé

[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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  • Now I would not for a moment be understood as belittling the value of faithfulness in an employee.

    Successward Edward W. Bok
  • An employee who had come down with them started to be their guide.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • This places a terrific responsibility upon the employer which does not, however, shift it from the employee.

  • Dressed as one of the miners they took him to be an employee.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • For some time employer and employee sat silent side by side.

    Cattle-Ranch to College Russell Doubleday
British Dictionary definitions for employee

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 employee
n.

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

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