See also: protegee
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒteʒeɪ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɹoʊtəʒeɪ/
- or as in French
- Hyphenation: pro‧té‧gée
protégée (plural protégées)
- A female protégé.
1814 July, [Jane Austen], chapter IV, in Mansfield Park: A Novel. In Three Volumes, volume I, London: Printed for T[homas] Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall, OCLC 39810224, page 81:
- The Admiral delighted in the boy, Mrs. Crawford doted on the girl; and it was the lady's death which now obliged her protegée, after some months' further trial at her uncle's house, to find another home.
- 2009 January 31, “Rachida Dati: why was she fired?”, in The Week, issue 700, page 21: