drill sergeant


: a sergeant who trains new soldiers

Examples of drill sergeant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Loughery played a cautious shop owner named Annie who is romanced by a tough U.S. Marine drill sergeant (Webb) stationed on Parris Island in South Carolina in the Warner Bros. drama The D.I. Webb also directed and produced the movie. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Feb. 2024 Melton was a drill sergeant with the 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, while Burtram was a drill sergeant with 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, army officials said. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 19 Dec. 2023 In Full Metal Jacket, for instance, about fifty percent of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s colorful dialogue came from actor R. Lee Ermey, a former drill sergeant. Paul Fitzgerald, Rolling Stone, 11 Dec. 2023 An upbeat drill sergeant in glitter nail polish, Monroy put Marie through a routine of squats, planks and push-ups. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 15 Sep. 2023 Despite going into drill sergeant mode with the Bachelor Nation stars, Siwa said the pair kept her sane amid the physically and mentally taxing experience. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 14 Sep. 2023 Patty Duke marries Army drill sergeant Michael Pearce In 1986, Duke married Sgt. Jodi Guglielmi, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2023 The drill sergeant would taunt them with an imaginary finish line. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 25 Aug. 2023 Similar to an army drill sergeant, these types of parents are not nurturing, lenient, or communicable. Lauren Pardee, Parents, 17 Aug. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'drill sergeant.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near drill sergeant

Cite this Entry

“Drill sergeant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drill%20sergeant. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!