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.
from Anglo-Norman Fr. , from L. -atus (past participial ending); some forms are anglicized mod. Fr. nouns (e.g. refugee from réfugié).

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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