protégé
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpɹɒt.ə.ʒeɪ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɹoʊ.təˌʒeɪ/
Noun

protégé (plural protégés)

  1. A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced person or mentor.
    While Yau was in China, he visited Xi-Ping Zhu, a protégé of his who was now chairman of the mathematics department at Sun Yat-sen University. — Manifold Destiny by Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber, The New Yorker
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