plural -s
: an inveterate traveler
like the roamers Kilroy and UlyssesPeter Viereck
especially : a transient soldier
of all the Kilroys of history who have passed through here … it was Napoleon who best summed up the strategic importance of Malta J. P. O'Donnell

Word History


after Kilroy, mythical soldier of World War II whose name was inscribed in unlikely places all over the world by American soldiers

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“Kilroy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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