flying officer

noun

: a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a first lieutenant in the army

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The crew – made up only of two pilots and one tactical fly officer – has assisted in 99 arrests and made 18 captures themselves. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 3 Oct. 2019 Meacham speculates that Bush was likely the Navy's youngest flying officer just days shy of his 19th birthday. Rachel Siegel, courant.com, 24 Apr. 2018 Meacham speculates that Bush was likely the Navy’s youngest flying officer just days shy of his 19th birthday. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2018 Meacham speculates that Bush was likely the Navy's youngest flying officer just days shy of his 19th birthday. Rachel Siegel, courant.com, 24 Apr. 2018 Meacham speculates that Bush was likely the Navy’s youngest flying officer just days shy of his 19th birthday. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flying officer was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Flying officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flying%20officer. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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