embusqué

/ French (ɑ̃byske) /

noun plural -qués (-ke)

a man who avoids military conscription by obtaining a government job

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Word Origin for embusqué

C20: from embusquer to lie in ambush, shirk
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Example sentences from the Web for embusqué

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

    War and the Future|H. G. Wells
  • Not some embusque business in an office, but a thing compared to which your fight at Loos was a Sunday-school picnic.

    Greenmantle|John Buchan
  • We also disputed whether there was an equivalent in English for embusque.

    War and the Future|H. G. Wells