dog soldier

noun

Definition of dog soldier

  1. 1 :  a member of one of the war societies of the Cheyenne

  2. 2 :  a U.S. cavalryman in the period of the Plains Indian wars

  3. 3 slang :  soldier, dogface

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Origin and Etymology of dog soldier

translation of Cheyenne Hotámitäniu


First Known Use: 1846


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