noun com·man·do \kə-ˈman-(ˌ)dō\

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

plural com·man·dos or com·man·does

Full Definition of COMMANDO

South African
a :  a military unit or command of the Boers
b :  a raiding expedition
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
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
COMMANDOES Defined for Kids


noun com·man·do \kə-ˈman-dō\
plural com·man·dos or com·man·does

Definition of COMMANDO for Kids

:  a unit of troops trained for making surprise raids into enemy territory
:  a member of a commando


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