"Designee" Not in OED

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat May 14 12:48:57 UTC 2011

Surprisingly, the word _designee_ does not appear to be in OED.  This is a common word that has been around, according to Merriam-Webster, at least since 1925.  There are over 3 million Google hits for the word.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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