Dictionary.com

musketeer

[ muhs-ki-teer ]
/ ˌmʌs kɪˈtɪər /
Save This Word!

noun

a soldier armed with a musket.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of musketeer

1580–90; musket + -eer; compare French mousquetaire, equivalent to mousquet musket + -aire-ary
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for musketeer

musketeer
/ (ˌmʌskɪˈtɪə) /

noun

(formerly) a soldier armed with a musket
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learn A New Word Right Now!