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foot soldier

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noun
  1. an infantryman.
  2. a dedicated low-level follower.
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Origin of foot soldier

First recorded in 1615–25
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  • The defeated Imperial army was massacred to a man, from the Emperor down to the foot-soldier.

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox

  • My father, chief of the Mahrek-Ha-Droad, was not accompanied by a foot-soldier.

  • Leader and retainer, horseman and foot-soldier,—all are equipped with the target.

  • But the foot-soldier would be a body without a soul, if he had no countrywoman.

  • Grab was the slang term used in India to denote a foot-soldier.

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British Dictionary definitions for foot soldier

foot soldier

noun
  1. an infantryman
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