- a person who belongs to a reserve military force of a country.
Origin of reservist
Examples from the Web for reservist
According to the friend, Brinsley rang his ex-girlfriend, an Air Force reservist named Shaneka Thompson, to no avail.Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay
December 24, 2014
Twelve people were killed at the Navy yard by ex–Navy reservist Aaron Alexis.Why Don’t We Have a Database on Gun Deaths?
September 18, 2013
Then–lieutenant colonel Rick Welch, now a full-bird colonel, was a reservist and district attorney from Morgan County, Ohio.What If the Iraq War Never Happened?
March 20, 2013
She was rescued by my husband, Army reservist Maj. Jake Wilson, during his deployment to Afghanistan in 2011–12.My Dog Solha: From Afghanistan, With PTSD
March 13, 2013
John Miller, a Coast Guard reservist, arrived here last week and has been working 18-hour days pretty consistently since.BP Makes Friends
June 21, 2010
Yesterday I met a Reservist soldier accompanied by his mother and wife."Bethink Yourselves"
She is the wife of a reservist who is now on the Italian front.The Iron Ration
George Abel Schreiner
Then I laid down my newspaper, and addressed the reservist's mother.His Majesty Baby and Some Common People
A Reservist is a dug-out, a recruit a rookie, and a veteran an old sweat.Anecdotes of the Great War
Carleton Britton Case
Bailey was a reservist–and a few weeks after his conversion his pay was due.The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men"
Minnie L. Carpenter
- one who serves in the reserve formations of a nation's armed forces
Word Origin and History for reservist
"soldier who belongs to the reserves," 1872, from French réserviste, from reserver (see reserve (v.)).