soldier of fortune


noun

a person who independently seeks pleasure, wealth, etc., through adventurous exploits.
a military adventurer, ready to serve anywhere for pay or for pleasure.

Nearby words

  1. soldier,
  2. soldier beetle,
  3. soldier bird,
  4. soldier crab,
  5. soldier fly,
  6. soldier on,
  7. soldier orchid,
  8. soldier settlement,
  9. soldier's heart,
  10. soldier's medal

Origin of soldier of fortune

First recorded in 1655–65

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British Dictionary definitions for soldier of fortune

soldier of fortune

noun

a man who seeks money or adventure as a soldier; mercenary
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