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


Nearby words

  1. military-industrial complex,
  2. militate,
  3. milites gloriosi,
  4. militia,
  5. militia movement of the 1990s,
  6. milium,
  7. milk,
  8. milk bank,
  9. milk bar,
  10. milk cap

Origin of militiaman

First recorded in 1770–80; militia + -man

Usage note

See -man.

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British Dictionary definitions for militiamen

militiaman

/ (mɪˈlɪʃəmən) /

noun plural -men

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

militiaman

n.

1780, from militia + man (n.).

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