soldiery

[ sohl-juh-ree ]
/ ˈsoʊl dʒə ri /

noun, plural sol·dier·ies for 2.

soldiers collectively.
a body of soldiers.
military training or skill.

Nearby words

  1. soldier's medal,
  2. soldierfish,
  3. soldiering,
  4. soldierly,
  5. soldiers' home,
  6. soldo,
  7. sole,
  8. sole custody,
  9. sole trader,
  10. sole-charge school

Origin of soldiery

First recorded in 1560–70; soldier + -ry

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British Dictionary definitions for soldiery

soldiery

/ (ˈsəʊldʒərɪ) /

noun plural -dieries

soldiers collectively
a group of soldiers
the profession of being a soldier
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Word Origin and History for soldiery

soldiery

n.

1560s, from Middle French souderie or else a native formation from soldier + -y (1).

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