from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced person or mentor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- One under the care and protection of another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is under the care and protection of another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career
Borrowed from French protégé, past participle of protéger ("to protect"). (Wiktionary)