enlisted man


: a man or woman in the armed forces ranking below a commissioned or warrant officer
specifically : one ranking below a noncommissioned officer or petty officer

Examples of enlisted man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Davidson was also raped in Japan by an enlisted man. Peggy McCarthy, Hartford Courant, 13 Dec. 2022 Navy enlisted man Harold Norcross led a group that saved several unconscious men and women. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Dec. 2022 Theodore Dobias had served as an enlisted man in the allies' ferocious campaign in Italy. Michael D'antonio, CNN, 23 Feb. 2022 One of those veteran volunteers is Chuck Wirtz of Painesville, a Navy veteran (1974-2004) who began as an enlisted man and rose to the rank of commander. cleveland, 5 Aug. 2021 Forbes was the first enlisted man to be awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in the North African campaign, received from Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 May 2021 In late May, a 21-year-old enlisted man from California was killed — beheaded, in fact — while on a camping trip with six of his fellow paratroopers; once again, no arrests have been made in the case. Seth Harp, Rolling Stone, 18 Apr. 2021 Another prejudice the Pacific cleared out of my mind was my enlisted man’s prejudice against professional Army officers. John Dos Passos, National Review, 28 Sep. 2020 Bill Davidson was a Confederate enlisted man whose pithy remarks and hijinks, culled from his autobiography, enliven the text. Sandra Dallas, The Denver Post, 20 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1724, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enlisted man was in 1724

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“Enlisted man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enlisted%20man. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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