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or Mount·y

noun Informal.
  1. a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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Origin of Mountie

First recorded in 1885–90; mount(ed) + -ie
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noun plural Mounties
  1. informal a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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Word Origin for Mountie

nickname evolved from mounted
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Word Origin and History for mountie



1914, member of the Royal Canadian (originally North-west) Mounted Police, formed 1873 to keep order in the former Hudson's Bay Company lands. Also see -ie.

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