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[mi-lish-uh-muh n] /mɪˈlɪʃ ə mən/
noun, plural militiamen.
a person serving in the militia.
Origin of militiaman
First recorded in 1770-80; militia + -man
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Those trousers attracted the rapt attention of the militiaman.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • With the cynicism of a militiaman, he called it "a flea nest."

    A Family of Noblemen Mikhal Saltykov
  • The hunting-shirt of the militiaman and the hunter was in general use.

  • Now let the militiaman show us what he does when he is in an ill humor.

    The Nameless Castle Maurus Jkai
  • militiaman in 1738 and although over seventy years old, he with his sons signed the Revolutionary pledge in 1775.

    Caudebec in America William Louis Cuddeback
  • Twice the soldiers fired on the mob, killing several, and one militiaman was stabbed in the dark.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • "There will be something to make him hesitate, though," insisted the Kansas militiaman, stoutly.

    With Sully into the Sioux Land Joseph Mills Hanson
  • Her name was Laura Secord, and she was the wife of a militiaman who had been crippled in the war.

    Down the River to the Sea Agnes Maule Machar
British Dictionary definitions for militiaman


noun (pl) -men
a man serving with the militia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for militiaman

1780, from militia + man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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