striper

[strahy-per]
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noun Informal.

Military.
  1. a naval officer whose uniform sleeve displays stripes: a four-striper.
  2. an enlisted person of any of the armed services whose sleeve displays stripes denoting years of service: a six-striper.

Origin of striper

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striper

noun

military slang an officer who has a stripe or stripes on his uniform, esp in the navya two-striper (lieutenant)
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Word Origin and History for striper
n.

"striped bass," 1945, from stripe (n.1).

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