from The Century Dictionary.

  • A French suffix, the termination of perfect participles, and of adjectives and nouns thence derived, some of which are used, though consciously as French words, in English, as protégé, négligé, retroussé, dégagé, écarté, etc. The Anglicized form is -ee (which see).

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  • noun The letter e with an acute accent.


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  • To me, shows up in Recent Words as %c2%a9.

    December 13, 2008

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    December 14, 2008

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    August 8, 2009