-ee
I. noun suffix Etymology: Middle English -e, from Anglo-French -é, from -é, past participle ending, from Latin -atus 1. recipient or beneficiary of (a specified action) <
appointee
>
<
grantee
>
2. person furnished with (a specified thing) <
patentee
>
3. person that performs (a specified action) <
escapee
>
II. noun suffix Etymology: probably alteration of -y 1. one associated with <
bargee
>
2. a particular especially small kind of <
bootee
>
3. one resembling or suggestive of <
goatee
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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