janissary


jan·is·sary

noun \ˈja-nə-ˌser-ē, -ˌzer-\
plural jan·is·sar·ies also jan·i·zar·ies

Definition of JANISSARY

1
often capitalized :  a soldier of an elite corps of Turkish troops organized in the 14th century and abolished in 1826
2
:  a member of a group of loyal or subservient troops, officials, or supporters

Variants of JANISSARY

jan·is·sary also jan·i·zary \ˈja-nə-ˌser-ē, -ˌzer-\

Origin of JANISSARY

Italian gianizzero, from Turkish yeniçeri, from yeni new + çeri soldier
First Known Use: 1529

Rhymes with JANISSARY

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