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petty officer

noun

: an officer with a low rank in the Navy or U.S. Coast Guard

Full Definition of PETTY OFFICER

:  a subordinate officer in the navy or coast guard appointed from among the enlisted men — compare noncommissioned officer

First Known Use of PETTY OFFICER

1744
PETTY OFFICER Defined for Kids

petty officer

noun

Definition of PETTY OFFICER for Kids

:  an officer in the navy or coast guard appointed from among the enlisted people
June 30, 2015
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