[ moun-tee ]
/ ˈmaʊn ti /
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noun, plural Mount·ies.Informal.
a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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One son then received an army commission, and another went to the navy; a third finally became a Mountie in the Canadian west.
British Dictionary definitions for Mountie
/ (ˈmaʊntɪ) /
noun plural Mounties
informal a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Word Origin for Mountie
nickname evolved from mounted
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