or Mount·y


noun Informal.

a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Origin of Mountie

First recorded in 1885–90; mount(ed) + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mountie

Contemporary Examples of mountie

  • One son then received an army commission, and another went to the navy; a third finally became a Mountie in the Canadian west.

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    Charles Dickens’s Unhappy Children

    Michael Gorra

    December 2, 2012

British Dictionary definitions for mountie



noun plural Mounties

informal a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper