comrade in arms

  1. a fellow soldier.

Origin of comrade in arms

First recorded in 1840–50

Words Nearby comrade in arms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use comrade in arms in a sentence

  • The Major introduced him as the son of an old friend—comrade-in-arms, he said, if I remember.

    The Adventures of Harry Revel | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • His old comrade-in-arms quickly mounted his horse, overtook Marshall, and insisted upon returning the check.

  • Bisset cleft the Saracen's skull to the teeth, and laughed defiantly as he avenged the fall of his comrade-in-arms.

    The Boy Crusaders | John G. Edgar
  • The unexpected interference of their comrade-in-arms, coupled with his address and that of Jacques, had excited their curiosity.

    The Young Fur Traders | R.M. Ballantyne
  • The bearer of this letter is my old friend and comrade-in-arms, Henry Allen, who is coming East on an important matter.

    Secret Armies | John L. Spivak