noun plural -qués (-ke)

a man who avoids military conscription by obtaining a government job

Word Origin for embusqué

C20: from embusquer to lie in ambush, shirk
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Historical Examples of embusqué

  • We also disputed whether there was an equivalent in English for embusque.

  • I was asked quite a number of times for the English equivalent of an embusque.

  • Not some embusque business in an office, but a thing compared to which your fight at Loos was a Sunday-school picnic.


    John Buchan