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commando

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noun com·man·do \kə-ˈman-(ˌ)dō\

Simple Definition of commando

  • : a soldier who is trained to carry out surprise attacks on an enemy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of commando

plural commandos or commandoes

  1. 1 South African a :  a military unit or command of the Boers b :  a raiding expedition

  2. 2 a :  a military unit trained and organized as shock troops especially for hit-and-run raids into enemy territory b :  a member of such a unit

go commando
  1. slang :  to wear no underwear

Origin of commando

Afrikaans kommando, from Dutch commando command, from Spanish comando, from comandar to command, from Late Latin commandare


First Known Use: 1839


COMMANDO Defined for Kids

commando

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noun com·man·do \kə-ˈman-dō\

Definition of commando for Students

plural commandos or commandoes

  1. 1 :  a unit of troops trained for making surprise raids into enemy territory

  2. 2 :  a member of a commando





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