Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

orderly officer

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. Military. officer of the day, as in the British army or, formerly, in the U.S. Army.
Show More

Origin of orderly officer

First recorded in 1765–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for orderly officer

Historical Examples

  • The other appeared, dressed as an orderly-officer, in the great hall of the Hôtel de Ville.

    Louis Philippe

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • The orderly-officer, conspicuous by his belt, sits at one end of the long table.

  • One day I was going my usual round with the orderly-officer, who twice a day visited the congee-house.


British Dictionary definitions for orderly officer

orderly officer

noun
  1. another name for officer of the day
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012