- any member of the U.S. armed services who is not a commissioned officer or a warrant officer, especially one ranking below a noncommissioned officer or a petty officer.
Origin of enlisted man
First recorded in 1715–25
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- US a serviceman who holds neither a commission nor a warrant and is not under training for officer rank as a cadet or midshipman
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