foot soldier


an infantryman.
a dedicated low-level follower.

Origin of foot soldier

First recorded in 1615–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of foot soldier

  • Behold the Democratic foot-soldier giving voice, before a national audience, to her battle fatigue.

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    Tunku Varadarajan

    September 21, 2010

Historical Examples of foot soldier

  • The defeated Imperial army was massacred to a man, from the Emperor down to the foot-soldier.


    Frank Fox

  • My father, chief of the Mahrek-Ha-Droad, was not accompanied by a foot-soldier.

  • Leader and retainer, horseman and foot-soldier,—all are equipped with the target.

  • But the foot-soldier would be a body without a soul, if he had no countrywoman.

  • Grab was the slang term used in India to denote a foot-soldier.



British Dictionary definitions for foot soldier

foot soldier


an infantryman
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