col·​or-bear·​er ˈkə-lər-ˌber-ər How to pronounce color-bearer (audio)
: one who carries a color or standard especially in a military parade or drill

Word History

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of color-bearer was in 1677

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Cite this Entry

“Color-bearer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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