- suffix forming nouns:1》 denoting the person affected by the action of the formative verb: employee.2》 denoting a person described as or concerned with: absentee.3》 denoting an object of relatively smaller size: bootee.Originfrom Anglo-Norman Fr. -é, from L. -atus (past participial ending); some forms are anglicized mod. Fr. nouns (e.g. refugee from réfugié).
English new terms dictionary. 2014.