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paratrooper

[ par-uh-troo-per ]
/ ˈpær əˌtru pər /
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noun

a member of a military infantry unit trained to attack or land in combat areas by parachuting from airplanes.

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Origin of paratrooper

First recorded in 1940–45; para-3 + trooper
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