from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is mentored.
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- n. a person who is being mentored
ment(or) + -ee1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from mentor. Although mentor comes from Ancient Greek Μέντωρ (Mentōr), the name of a mythological figure, it was reanalyzed as terminating in the Latinate suffix -tor ("doer"), leading to a form using the corresponding suffix -ee ("one who has an action done upon them"). (Wiktionary)