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Words that end in ee

-ee

suffix

  1. a. One that receives or benefits from a specified action: addressee.
    b. One that possesses a specified thing: mortgagee.
  2. One that performs a specified action: absentee.

Origin of -ee

Middle English from Old French -e, -ee past participle suff. from Latin -ātus ; see -ateUsage Note: The suffix -ee has its origins in the French passive participle ending (feminine -ée ). It was first used in English to refer to indirect objects and then to direct objects of transitive verbs, particularly in legal contexts (as in donee, lessee, or trustee) and in military and political jargon ( draftee, trainee, or nominee ). Typically the action of the verb happens to the person being described by the noun—a draftee is a person who is drafted, not a person who drafts other people. Beginning around the mid-19th century, primarily in American English, the -ee suffix was extended to denote the subject of an intransitive verb, as in standee (“a person who stands”) and returnee (“a person who returns”). The coining of new words ending in -ee continues to be common. A number of these coinages, such as honoree, deportee, and escapee, have become widely accepted. But many others are created on an ad-hoc basis and tend to have a comic effect. Thus, a firee is one who is fired from a job, a jokee is one who is the subject of a joke, and a roastee is one who is ridiculed at a roast. On rare occasions the suffix -ee has been applied to noun forms, giving us words like benefactee (from benefactor ) and to transitive verbs where the subject refers to the agent of the action, such as attendee (one who attends a conference).

-ee

suffix

  1. a. One resembling: goatee.
    b. A particular, especially a diminutive kind of: bootee.
  2. One connected with: bargee.

Origin of -ee

Variant of -y

chincherinchee
South African perennial with long-lasting spikes of white blossoms that are shipped in to Europe and America for use as winter cut flowers

subcommittee
a subset of committee members organized for a specific purpose

snickersnee
fighting with knives

whiffletree
a crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pulling

swingletree
a crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pulling

whippletree
a crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pulling

millidegree
a unit of temperature equal to one-thousandth of a degree

interviewee
a person who is interviewed

chimpanzee
intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests

transferee
someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another

committee
a special group delegated to consider some matter

guarantee
an unconditional commitment that something will happen

appointee
a person who is appointed to a job or position

mortgagee
the person who accepts a mortgage

addressee
one to whom something is addressed

consignee
the person to whom merchandise is delivered over

bumblebee
robust hairy social bee of temperate regions

warrantee
a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

chickadee
any of various small grey-and-black songbirds of North America

fricassee
pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings

garnishee
a wage earner who is served with a garnishment

debauchee
a dissolute person

humblebee
robust hairy social bee of temperate regions

fillagree
delicate and intricate ornamentation

maharanee
a great rani; a princess in India or the wife of a maharaja

employee
a worker who is hired to perform a job

disagree
be of different opinions

licensee
someone to whom a license is granted

attendee
a person who is present and participates in a meeting

pedigree
the ancestry or lineage of an individual

absentee
one that is not in residence

carefree
without trouble or worry

assignee
the party to whom something is assigned

inductee
a person inducted into an organization or social group

detainee
some held in custody

jamboree
a festive party or celebration

divorcee
a divorced woman or a woman who is separated from her husband

repartee
adroitness and cleverness in reply

filigree
delicate and intricate ornamentation

pharisee
a self-righteous or sanctimonious person

honeybee
social bee often domesticated for the honey it produces

squeegee
T-shaped cleaning implement with a rubber edge across the top; drawn across a surface to remove water (as in washing windows)

protegee
a woman protege

negligee
a loose dressing gown for women

patentee
the inventor to whom a patent is issued

examinee
someone who is tested

sightsee
visit famous or interesting sights

enlistee
any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)

internee
a person who is interned

vaccinee
a patient who has been vaccinated

conferee
a person on whom something is bestowed

promisee
a person to whom a promise is made

germfree
free from germs or pathogenic organisms; sterile

kedgeree
a dish of rice and hard-boiled eggs and cooked flaked fish

shivaree
a noisy mock serenade to a newly married couple

deportee
a person who is expelled from home or country by authority

dungaree
a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric

sangaree
sweetened red wine and orange or lemon juice with soda water

buckshee
free of charge

rooftree
a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters

axletree
a dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve

shoetree
a wooden or metal device that is inserted into a shoe to preserve its shape when it is not being worn

murderee
a victim who is murdered

greegree
an African amulet

filagree
delicate and intricate ornamentation

bourtree
a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies

chivaree
a noisy mock serenade to a newly married couple

botonnee
(of a heraldic cross) having a cluster of three buttons or knobs at the end of each arm

enrollee
a person who enrolls in a class or course of study

wannabee
an ambitious and aspiring young person

trustee
a person (or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another’s benefit

oversee
watch and direct

refugee
an exile who flees for safety

referee
the official in a sport who is expected to ensure fair play

foresee
realize beforehand

nominee
a politician who is running for public office

retiree
someone who has retired from active working

trainee
someone who is being trained

marquee
large and often sumptuous tent

jubilee
a special anniversary or the celebration of it

honoree
a recipient of honors in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments

manatee
sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of America

matinee
a theatrical performance held during the daytime

fiancee
a woman who is engaged to be married

parolee
someone released on probation or on parole

devotee
an ardent follower and admirer

amputee
someone who has had a limb surgically removed

grantee
a recipient of a grant

invitee
a visitor to whom hospitality is extended

banshee
a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death

whoopee
noisy and boisterous revelry

perigee
the nearest point in an orbit around the Earth

evacuee
a person who has been evacuated from a dangerous place

escapee
someone who escapes

draftee
someone who is drafted into military service

grandee
a nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal

legatee
someone to whom a legacy is bequeathed

adoptee
someone (such as a child) who has been adopted

advisee
someone who receives advice

filaree
European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage

bouchee
shell of puff paste

standee
someone who stands in a place where one might otherwise sit

devisee
someone to whom property is devised by will

spondee
a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables

trochee
a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed syllables

pledgee
someone to whom a pledge is made or someone with whom something is deposited as a pledge

alienee
someone to whom the title of property is transferred

ratafee
sweet liqueur made from wine and brandy flavored with plum or peach or apricot kernels and bitter almonds

thuggee
murder and robbery by thugs

vouchee
(law) a person called into court to defend a title

freebee
something that is free

soignee
polished and well-groomed; showing sophisticated elegance

botonee
(of a heraldic cross) having a cluster of three buttons or knobs at the end of each arm

degree
a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series

coffee
a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans

decree
a legally binding command or decision

lessee
a tenant who holds a lease

apogee
the farthest point in an orbit around the Earth

entree
the principal dish of a meal

toffee
candy made of caramelized sugar

settee
a long wooden bench with a back

bungee
an elasticized rope

soiree
a party of people assembled in the evening

goatee
a small chin beard trimmed to a point

unfree
held in servitude

toupee
a small hairpiece to cover partial baldness

peewee
disparaging terms for small people

teepee
a Native American tent; usually of conical shape

bailee
the agent to whom property involved in a bailment is delivered

suttee
the act of a Hindu widow willingly cremating herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband

vendee
a person who buys

lychee
Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried

mallee
any of several low-growing Australian eucalypts

corvee
unpaid labor (as for the maintenance of roads) required by a lord of his vassals in lieu of taxes

congee
a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast

towhee
any of numerous long-tailed American finches

drawee
the person (or bank) who is expected to pay a check or draft when it is presented for payment

pongee
a soft thin cloth woven from raw silk (or an imitation)

lichee
Chinese tree cultivated especially in Philippines and India for its edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Nephelium

puttee
a strip of cloth wound around the leg to form legging

testee
someone who is tested

bargee
someone who operates a barge

mammee
tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet edible egg-shaped fruit; in some classifications placed in the genus Calocarpum

rappee
strong snuff made from dark coarse tobacco

dragee
silvery candy beads used for decorating cakes

bawbee
an old Scottish coin of little value

bootee
a slipper that is soft and wool (for babies)

coatee
a short close-fitting coat

passee
out of fashion

weewee
liquid excretory product

muggee
a victim of a mugging

townee
townsman unacquainted with country life especially a slick and flashy male city dweller

jinnee
(Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals

hackee
small striped semiterrestrial eastern American squirrel with cheek pouches

three
the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

agree
consent or assent to a condition

spree
a brief indulgence of your impulses

emcee
a person who acts as host at formal occasions

melee
a noisy riotous fight

puree
a smooth, creamy food strained or processed in a blender

payee
a person to whom money is paid

rupee
the basic unit of money in India; equal to 100 paise

scree
a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff

donee
the recipient of funds or other benefits

levee
an embankment built to prevent a river from overflowing

lycee
a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12

tepee
a Native American tent; usually of conical shape

saree
a dress worn primarily by Hindu women

ranee
a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja

fusee
a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind

tutee
learns from a tutor

ackee
red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds

pewee
small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America

fuzee
a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind

topee
a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun

ngwee
100 ngwee equal 1 kwacha in Zambia

ragee
East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient

ramee
tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leaves

free
able to act at will

tree
a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

knee
hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella

flee
run away quickly

thou
the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

glee
great merriment

twee
excessively or affectedly dainty, sentimental, or refined

ghee
clarified butter used in Indian cookery

epee
a fencing sword similar to a foil but with a heavier blade

ogee
a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below

alee
on or toward the lee

akee
widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits; introduced in Jamaica by William Bligh

see
perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight

lee
the side of something that is sheltered from the wind

fee
a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services

wee
a short time

tee
a short peg put into the ground to hold a golf ball off the ground

bee
a hairy-bodied insect including social and solitary species

gee
turn to the right side

pee
eliminate urine

nee
(meaning literally `born’) used to indicate the maiden or family name of a married woman

zee
the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet

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