Purple Heart

noun

Definition of Purple Heart

  1. :  a U.S. military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces wounded or killed in action

1932

First Known Use of purple heart

1932


PURPLE HEART Defined for English Language Learners

Purple Heart

noun

Definition of Purple Heart for English Language Learners

  • : a U.S. military award that is given to a soldier who is wounded or killed in battle


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