See also: employée

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From employ +‎ -ee.[1][2] First attested in the early 19th century, possibly modeled after French employé.[1][3]

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɛmplɔɪˈiː/, /ˌɛmˈplɔɪiː/, /ɪm-/
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  • Hyphenation: em‧ploy‧ee
  • Rhymes: -iː

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employee (plural employees)

  1. An individual who provides labor to a company or another person.
    Synonym: member of staff
    Hypernym: worker
    Holonyms: business, company
    One way to encourage your employees to work harder is by giving them incentives.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 employee”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
  2. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “employee”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  3. ^ employee, n.1”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.