chocolate soldier

  1. a nonfighting soldier; a serviceman not assigned to combat duty.

Origin of chocolate soldier

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby chocolate soldier Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chocolate soldier in a sentence

  • It takes a real man to make a true confession--a chocolate soldier will excuse or cloak his sin.

    The Chocolate Soldier | C. T. Studd
  • Instead of the tippling trooper of former days we have "the chocolate soldier."

    Creative Chemistry | Edwin E. Slosson
  • "The chocolate soldier" had given way to deep-muttered imprecations from the singer's room.

    Love Stories | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Who has not been stirred to scorn and mirth at the very thought of a chocolate soldier!

    The Chocolate Soldier | C. T. Studd
  • Mary had been to see "The chocolate soldier" again, and was very bored.

    Captivity | M. Leonora Eyles

British Dictionary definitions for chocolate soldier

chocolate soldier

  1. informal a person who mistakenly believes that he or she is very powerful, important, or impressive

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