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protégée

[proh-tuh-zhey, proh-tuh-zhey] /ˈproʊ təˌʒeɪ, ˌproʊ təˈʒeɪ/
noun
1.
a woman under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in her career or welfare.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < French, feminine of protégé protégé
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