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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

Full Definition of commando

plural com·man·dos or com·man·does

  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



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