Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 9 22:58:00 UTC 2002

At 5:47 PM -0500 12/9/02, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 02:46:14PM -0800, Peter Richardson wrote:
>>  Has anyone heard _mentee_? The pattern is obvious (cf. lessor/lessee), but
>>  I wonder about the specific form. (Personally, I like manatee.)
>OED Online has an entry for _mentee_ with a first cite from 1965.
>Jesse Sheidlower

I've certainly heard it since the late sixties, and it's always
mentioned in discussions of the -ee suffix.


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