protégée

protégée

[proh-tuh-zhey, proh-tuh-zhey]
noun
a woman under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in her career or welfare.

Origin:
1770–80; < French, feminine of protégé protégé

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protégé or (feminine) protégée (ˈprəʊtɪˌʒeɪ)
 
n
a person who is protected and aided by the patronage of another person
 
[C18: from French protéger to protect]
 
protégée or (feminine) protégée
 
n
 
[C18: from French protéger to protect]

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