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orderly officer

  1. Military. officer of the day, as in the British army or, formerly, in the U.S. Army.
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Origin of orderly officer

First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for orderly officer

Historical Examples

  • The other appeared, dressed as an orderly-officer, in the great hall of the Hôtel de Ville.

    Louis Philippe

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • The orderly-officer, conspicuous by his belt, sits at one end of the long table.

  • One day I was going my usual round with the orderly-officer, who twice a day visited the congee-house.

British Dictionary definitions for orderly officer

orderly officer

  1. another name for officer of the day
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