[ mi-lish-uh-muhn ]
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noun,plural mi·li·tia·men.
  1. a person serving in the militia.

Origin of militiaman

First recorded in 1770–80; militia + -man

usage note For militiaman

See -man.

Words Nearby militiaman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use militiaman in a sentence

  • The militiaman raised his head, and White Bear saw tears glistening in the morning sun as they ran down his cheeks.

    Shaman | Robert Shea
  • One militiaman, a young lad named Ted Kennedy, refused to serve, claiming that it was the same as strike duty.

    The Everett massacre | Walker C. Smith
  • Twice the soldiers fired on the mob, killing several, and one militiaman was stabbed in the dark.

    A Captain of Industry | Upton Sinclair
  • The unknown rider reins his steed back on his haunches right in the path of a broad-shouldered militiaman.

    Recitations for the Social Circle | James Clarence Harvey
  • The bullet from the militiaman's gun whistled within an inch of Frank James' ear as it sped on its harmless mission.

British Dictionary definitions for militiaman


/ (mɪˈlɪʃəmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. a man serving with the militia

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