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paratrooper

[par-uh-troo-per] /ˈpær əˌtru pər/
noun
1.
a member of a military infantry unit trained to attack or land in combat areas by parachuting from airplanes.
Origin of paratrooper
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; para-3 + trooper
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n.

1941, from parachute + trooper. The collective noun paratroops is first recorded 1940. Earliest reference is to the German invaders who were expected to drop on England.

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