A payee is someone who receives money. If your boss hands you your first paycheck, then you are officially a payee. Congrats.

Anyone who is paid is a payee, but the term is most commonly used to mean the person (or organization) whose name is written on a check after the words "pay to the order of." If you write a check to pay your cable bill, the cable company is the payee. And if they make a billing mistake and issue you a refund check, you're the payee. Payee uses the suffix -ee, which means "recipient."

Definitions of payee
  1. noun
    a person to whom money is paid
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    type of:
    receiver, recipient
    a person who receives something
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