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[draf-tee, drahf-]
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  1. a person who is drafted into military service.Compare enlistee(def 1).
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Origin of draftee

First recorded in 1860–65; draft + -ee
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Related Words for draftee

rookie, soldier, sailor, newcomer, trainee, volunteer, draftee, fighter, mercenary, guerrilla, veteran, guard, officer, marine, pilot, paratrooper, trooper, commando, convert, tenderfoot

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British Dictionary definitions for draftee


  1. US a conscript
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Word Origin and History for draftee


1864, in a military context, American English, from draft + -ee.

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