[ 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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use militiaman in a sentence

  • While the third table was eating, a squad of militiamen appeared on a neighboring hill.

  • The troops fired a volley, a few militiamen were killed and others wounded, and the soldiers marched on.

  • On the other was a plain merchant in command of no more than 4000 militiamen.

    American Sketches | Charles Whibley
  • He looked around and saw militiamen wading across to the island from the east bank of the Mississippi.

    Shaman | Robert Shea
  • Too dazed even to feel happy, Raoul stood taking long breaths and watched the militiamen come.

    Shaman | Robert Shea

British Dictionary definitions for militiaman


/ (mɪˈlɪʃəmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. a man serving with the militia

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