- The definition of a protégé is a person being helped to further their career by someone already established in the same field.
An example of a protégé is a student teacher being paired up with to learn from a college professor.
protégé definition by Webster's New World
a person guided and helped, esp. in the furtherance of his or her career, by another, more influential person
Origin: French past participle of protéger ; from Classical Latin protegere, protect