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militiaman

[ mi-lish-uh-muh n ]
/ mɪˈlɪʃ ə mən /
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noun, plural mi·li·tia·men.

a person serving in the militia.

RELATED WORDS

trooper

Nearby words

military-industrial complex, militate, milites gloriosi, militia, militia movement of the 1990s, militiaman, milium, milk, milk bank, milk bar, milk cap

Origin of militiaman

First recorded in 1770–80; militia + -man

Usage note

See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for militiaman

militiaman

/ (mɪˈlɪʃəmən) /

noun plural -men

a man serving with the militia
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Word Origin and History for militiaman

militiaman


n.

1780, from militia + man (n.).

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