- an infantryman.
- a dedicated low-level follower.
Origin of foot soldier
First recorded in 1615–25
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Examples from the Web for foot soldier
Behold the Democratic foot-soldier giving voice, before a national audience, to her battle fatigue.What Did Velma Hart Expect?
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The defeated Imperial army was massacred to a man, from the Emperor down to the foot-soldier.Bulgaria
My father, chief of the Mahrek-Ha-Droad, was not accompanied by a foot-soldier.The Brass Bell
Leader and retainer, horseman and foot-soldier,—all are equipped with the target.Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe
But the foot-soldier would be a body without a soul, if he had no countrywoman.A Thousand Francs Reward
Grab was the slang term used in India to denote a foot-soldier.Pubs
- an infantryman
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