infantryman

[in-fuh n-tree-muh n]

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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infantryman

noun plural -men

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

1837, from infantry + man (n.).

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