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jarhead

[jahr-hed]
noun U.S. Military Slang.
  1. a U.S. Marine.
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Origin of jarhead

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jarhead

noun
  1. US military slang a member of the United States Marine Corps
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Word Origin for jarhead

C20: so called because of their distinctive haircut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for jarhead

n.

"U.S. Marine," by 1985 (but in a biographical book with a World War II setting), from jar + head. Also used as a general term of insult (by 1979) and by 1922 as a Georgia dialectal word for "mule."

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