Unknown Soldier


: an unidentified soldier whose body is selected to receive national honors as a representative of all of the same nation who died in a war and especially in one of the world wars

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Unknown Soldier was in 1923

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“Unknown Soldier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Unknown%20Soldier. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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