Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One whose welfare, training, or career is promoted by an influential person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is under the care and protection of another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • One under the care and protection of another.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced person or mentor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from past participle of protéger, to protect, from Old French, from Latin prōtegere; see protect.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowed from French protégé, past participle of protéger ("to protect").

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