officer

[ aw-fuh-ser, of-uh- ]
/ ˈɔ fə sər, ˈɒf ə- /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of officer

1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French; Middle French officier < Medieval Latin officiārius, equivalent to Latin offici(um) office + -ārius -ary; see -er2, -ier2

OTHER WORDS FROM officer

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British Dictionary definitions for subofficer (1 of 2)

subofficer
/ (sʌbˈɒfɪsə) /

noun

a subordinate officer

British Dictionary definitions for subofficer (2 of 2)

officer
/ (ˈɒfɪsə) /

noun

verb (tr)

to furnish with officers
to act as an officer over (some section, group, organization, etc)
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