draft dodger

noun

: a person who illegally avoids joining the armed forces

Examples of draft dodger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Charlie has a run-in with John Wayne and quietly threatens to out him as a draft dodger, in another touch that has present-day overtones; Charlie doesn’t like chest-thumping manliness from those who didn’t do their share. New York Times, 8 May 2021 The other draft dodger instantly fled with no supplies or equipment. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Feb. 2021 Please lock this draft dodger up in his war room in the basement in the White House without his phone for the next two months. Star Tribune, 8 Sep. 2020

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“Draft dodger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draft%20dodger. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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