Today's word

is

mentee

as in a person who is mentored, rather than the herbal drink or sea creature it sounds like it ought to be.
I’m not certain this is a real word, but it came up a lot in a presentation this afternoon.

2 comments on “Today's word

  1. Jon A says:

    It just makes me think it ought to mean a trainee mentalist.

  2. Stephen says:

    “Mentee” is a pretty horrible back-formation. “Mentor” comes from the name of the tutor to Odysseus’ son Telemachus. It doesn’t mean “someone who ments”.

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