-ee1 [ē]
[< Anglo-Fr & OFr -é, orig. masc. ending of pp. of verbs in -er < L -atus: see -ATE2] suffix forming nouns
1. the recipient of a (specified) action, grant, or benefit [appointee, selectee, mortgagee]
2. a person in a (specified) condition [absentee, employee]
3. a person or thing associated in some way with another [bargee, goatee]
4. a person that performs the (specified) action [standee]
-ee2 [ē]
forming an old-fashioned nonstandard form of nouns of nationality ending in -ESE [Chinee, Portugee]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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