Meaning of -EE in English

-EE

suffix (in nouns)

1.

a person affected by an action :

employee

—compare -er , -or

2.

a person described as or concerned with :

absentee

refugee

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WORD ORIGIN

from Anglo-Norman French -é , from Latin -atus (past participial ending). Some forms are anglicized modern French nouns (e.g. refugee from réfugié ).

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.