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  1. a soldier armed with a musket.
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Origin of musketeer

1580–90; musket + -eer; compare French mousquetaire, equivalent to mousquet musket + -aire -ary
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Related Words for musketeer

fighter, mercenary, guerrilla, veteran, guard, officer, volunteer, marine, pilot, paratrooper, trooper, commando, warrior, cadet, infantry, recruit, private, gunner, scout, rank

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British Dictionary definitions for musketeer


  1. (formerly) a soldier armed with a musket
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Word Origin and History for musketeer


"soldier armed with a musket," 1580s, from musket + -eer, or else from French mousquetaire, from mousquette (see musket).

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