Green Beret


: a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces

Word History


from the beret worn by Special Forces soldiers

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Green Beret was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Green Beret.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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