- (often initial capital letter) a member of the American Legion.
- a member of any legion; legionary.
Origin of legionnaire
Examples from the Web for legionnaire
And a Legionnaire has no business with women, even as friends.
There need be no past for a Legionnaire, but there might be a future.
It took years to train a legionnaire and a lot of money to equip an army and keep it in the field.Security
Poul William Anderson
After this whisper, the Legionnaire drew back, his look asking for an answer by nod or shake of the head.
Then he raised his eyes and fixed them upon the Legionnaire as if wondering how far he might be in his colonel's confidence.
- (often capital) a member of certain military forces or associations, such as the French Foreign Legion or the British Legion
Word Origin and History for legionnaire
1818, from French légionnaire, from légion (see legion). Legionnaires' Disease, caused by Legionella pneumophilia, was named after the lethal outbreak of July 1976 at the American Legion convention in Philadelphia's Bellevue Stratford Hotel. Hence Legionella as the name of the bacterium that causes it.