- -ee ► SUFFIX forming nouns: 1) denoting the person affected directly or indirectly by the action of a verb: employee. 2) denoting a person described as or concerned with: absentee. 3) denoting an object of relatively smaller size: bootee.ORIGIN Old French -é; some forms are anglicized modern French nouns (e.g. refugee from réfugié).
English terms dictionary. 2015.