commando

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noun com·man·do \kə-ˈman-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of commando

plural

commandos

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commandoes

  1. 1 South Africa a :  a military unit or command of the Boersb :  a raiding expedition

  2. 2a :  a military unit trained and organized as shock troops especially for hit-and-run raids into enemy territoryb :  a member of such a unit

go commando

  1. slang :  to wear no underwear

Origin and Etymology of commando

Afrikaans kommando, from Dutch commando command, from Spanish comando, from comandar to command, from Late Latin commandare


COMMANDO Defined for English Language Learners

commando

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Definition of commando for English Language Learners

  • : a soldier who is trained to carry out surprise attacks on an enemy


COMMANDO Defined for Kids

commando

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noun com·man·do \kə-ˈman-dō\

Definition of commando for Students

plural

commandos

or

commandoes

  1. 1 :  a unit of troops trained for making surprise raids into enemy territory

  2. 2 :  a member of a commando


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