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reservist

[ ri-zur-vist ]

noun

  1. a person who belongs to a reserve military force of a country.


reservist

/ rɪˈzɜːvɪst /

noun

  1. one who serves in the reserve formations of a nation's armed forces


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Word History and Origins

Origin of reservist1

First recorded in 1875–80; reserve + -ist
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Example Sentences

So, as sure as night follows day, after Putin’s mobilization of reservists this week, pro-Kremlin Telegram channels began to line up dutifully behind the leader’s plans.

The Finns have a long tradition of universal conscription and keeping their reservist training very up-to-date.

From Time

Dozens of military veterans are among the hundreds charged in the riots, and several others are reservists or National Guard members.

According to the friend, Brinsley rang his ex-girlfriend, an Air Force reservist named Shaneka Thompson, to no avail.

The Marine reservist then went after his ex-wife, Nicole Hill Stone.

Recruits acquire Kenyan Police Reservist status once they have completed the course, which allows them to carry arms.

Twelve people were killed at the Navy yard by ex–Navy reservist Aaron Alexis.

Then–lieutenant colonel Rick Welch, now a full-bird colonel, was a reservist and district attorney from Morgan County, Ohio.

Sitting in the window, one could trace the Reservist's progress from his entrance at the gate to his disappearance into quarters.

For the sake of the peace of Europe we had, up till then, deliberately refrained from calling up a single reservist.

A Reservist is a dug-out, a recruit a rookie, and a veteran an old sweat.

On the outbreak of war he was recalled to the Colours as a reservist, and took part in many famous engagements.

He was evidently a reservist, a feeble little man of about forty, with three days' growth on his chin.

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