what’s the person somebody sponsors called ?

Is it sponsoree, or sponsee, or something else ? I tried searching on dictionaries for these two words, no result. I hope somebody can help me on this one. Thanks.

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  • Jessica is correct: the “sponsored” party. Ain’t no such words as “sponsorer”, “sponsoree”, or “sponsee”.

    Example: “This segment of ’24’ is sponsored by Mastercard”.

    “Mastercard” would be the sponsor or sponsoring party, while “segment” would be the sponsored party.

  • Ridiculous!!! If we can make up the word ‘SELFIE’ to describe photos of your self, we can create a new word for the person somebody sponsors.

    The “sponsored” party (or sponsored person, or sponsored individual) is not incorrect – but it is just a descriptive way of getting around it – and is NOT a word for the person being sponsored. I think we are looking for a word to do the job

    From other precedents, the word should (and must) be ‘SPONSOREE’ And like ‘selfie’ I am going to use ‘sponsoree’ until it is accepted.

    (By the way, NO WAY can it be ‘sponsorer’ or ‘sponsorers’. Semantically speaking, that describes the sponsor – not the person being sponsored.)

    I suggest we can all help if we used it too!

  • The sponsored party is correct.

    Using wikipedia can be a good source if the person posting content is an expert in the subject area. Using yahoo answers is similar as far as receiving answers to questions. There may be some more validity with latter since people can remove content.

  • Technically the word would be sponsoree. However the term sponsee has been used in 12 step programs since the mid 1930’s, was used first in AA and since then the word sponsee has been in common usage. This would be around 100,000,000 people using the word sponsee on a daily basis.

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    what's the person somebody sponsors called ?

    Is it sponsoree, or sponsee, or something else ? I tried searching on dictionaries for these two words, no result. I hope somebody can help me on this one. Thanks.

  • Hi, I think (the) sponsored sounds best. Or recipient…but Wikipedia, Wikidictionary say:

    “Sponsors do not lead, nor push a sponsee but guide using…”

  • I think it is ‘sponsorer’ or ‘sponsorers’. I have listen this on TV that sponsorers of this programme are so and so.

  • the sponsored party

  • Some are “Freeloaders”

  • they are the sponsoree.

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