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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-re-see, uh-dre-see]
    • /ˌæd rɛˈsi, ə drɛˈsi/
    • /ˌæd.resˈiː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-re-see, uh-dre-see]
    • /ˌæd rɛˈsi, ə drɛˈsi/

Definitions of addressee word

  • countable noun addressee The addressee of a letter or parcel is the person or company that it is addressed to. 3
  • noun addressee a person or organization to whom a letter, parcel, etc, is addressed 3
  • noun addressee a person who is addressed in conversation, a speech, a poem, etc 3
  • noun addressee the person to whom mail, etc. is addressed 3
  • noun addressee the person, company, or the like to whom a piece of mail is addressed. 1
  • noun addressee The person to whom something, typically a letter, is addressed. 1

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Origin of addressee

First appearance:

before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1670-80; address + -ee

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Parts of speech for Addressee


addressee popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for addressee

noun addressee

  • dweller — to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside.
  • settler — a person or thing that settles.
  • colonist — Colonists are the people who start a colony or the people who are among the first to live in a particular colony.
  • inmate — a person who is confined in a prison, hospital, etc.
  • occupant — a person, family, group, or organization that lives in, occupies, or has quarters or space in or on something: the occupant of a taxicab; the occupants of the building.

Antonyms for addressee

noun addressee

  • alien — Alien means belonging to a different country, race, or group, usually one you do not like or are frightened of.
  • foreigner — a person not native to or naturalized in the country or jurisdiction under consideration; alien.
  • immigrant — a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence.
  • landlord — a person or organization that owns and leases apartments to others.
  • displaced person — a person driven or expelled from his or her homeland by war, famine, tyranny, etc. Abbreviation: DP, D.P.

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