noun brass·bound·er \ˈbrȧsˈbau̇ndə(r)\

Definition of brassbounder

  1. :  a boy bound as a cadet or apprentice on a British merchant ship who is given for a premium paid by the parents certain privileges not allowed to the common sailors

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Origin and Etymology of brassbounder

so called from the gold binding on the uniform

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a trip made at another's expense

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