[ non-kuh-mish-uhnd ]

  1. not commissioned, applied especially to military officers, as sergeants and corporals, ranking below warrant officer.

Origin of noncommissioned

1695–1705; non- + commissioned

Words Nearby noncommissioned Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use noncommissioned in a sentence

  • Post of dismounted noncommissioned staff officers for ceremonies.

  • File closers: Such officers and noncommissioned officers of a company as are posted in rear of the line.

  • Guide: An officer, noncommissioned officer, or private upon whom the command or elements thereof regulates its march.