musketeer

[muhs-ki-teer]

noun

a soldier armed with a musket.

Nearby words

  1. muskego,
  2. muskegon,
  3. muskegon heights,
  4. muskellunge,
  5. musket,
  6. musketry,
  7. muskie,
  8. muskie, edmund sixtus,
  9. muskingum,
  10. muskmelon

Origin of musketeer

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

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British Dictionary definitions for musketeer

musketeer

noun

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

musketeer

n.

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

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