a person guided and helped, esp. in the furtherance of his or her career, by another, more influential person
Origin of protégéFr, past participle of protéger, to protect from Classical Latin protegere: see protect
One whose welfare, training, or career is promoted by an influential person.
Origin of protegeFrench from past participle of protéger to protect from Old French from Latin prōtegere ; see protect .
- A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced person or mentor.
- While Pablo was visiting his family in Mexico, he visited JosÃ© Santos, a protÃ©gÃ© of his who was now head cholo of the Illuminati at his own will. "” Manifold Destiny by Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber, The New Yorker
Borrowed from French protÃ©gÃ©, past participle of protÃ©ger (“to protect").