- -ee-ee1 [ē][< Anglo-Fr & OFr -é, orig. masc. ending of pp. of verbs in -er < L -atus: see -ATE2] suffix forming nouns1. the recipient of a (specified) action, grant, or benefit [appointee, selectee, mortgagee]2. a person in a (specified) condition [absentee, employee]3. a person or thing associated in some way with another [bargee, goatee]4. a person that performs the (specified) action [standee]-ee2 [ē]suffixforming an old-fashioned nonstandard form of nouns of nationality ending in -ESE [Chinee, Portugee]
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.