musketeer


mus·ke·teer

noun \ˌməs-kə-ˈtir\

: a soldier who has a musket

Full Definition of MUSKETEER

1
:  a soldier armed with a musket
2
[from the musketeers' friendship in the novel Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844) by Alexandre Dumas] :  a good friend :  buddy

Examples of MUSKETEER

  1. <the two little musketeers were never seen apart>

Origin of MUSKETEER

modification of Middle French mousquetaire, from mousquet
First Known Use: 1590

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