infantryman

[ in-fuh n-tree-muh n ]
/ ˈɪn fən tri mən /

noun, plural in·fan·try·men.

a soldier of the infantry.

Origin of infantryman

First recorded in 1880–85; infantry + man1

Usage note

See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for infantryman

infantryman

/ (ˈɪnfəntrɪmən) /

noun plural -men

a soldier belonging to the infantry
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Word Origin and History for infantryman

infantryman


n.

1837, from infantry + man (n.).

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