I've seen the word online:

American woman jumps into West Lake to save suicide attemptee...

But then I tried the dictionary and didn't get any results.

Is attemptee actually a word?


It clearly refers to someone who attempted suicide.

I think it is an attempt to coin a new word in line with trainer/trainee, but it is not a common one.

Ngram shows no significant use of the term.

M- W defines attempter as: one who attempts suicide

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    I suppose that an attemptee is someone whom an attempter makes an attempt upon. And in the case of attempted suicide, the attempter and the attemptee are the same person. – Sven Yargs Nov 14 '14 at 8:32
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    Yes, the issue is about how common the term 'attemptee' is, which, as explained, I think it is not. – user66974 Nov 14 '14 at 8:38
  • So what synonym do we have to get the context out of suicidal attempt, lets say a person who makes a login attempt, can we call him attempter? – Suhayb May 13 at 20:19

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