foot soldier

noun

Definition of foot soldier

2 :a person likened to an infantryman especially in doing active and usually unglamorous work in support of an organization or movement
  • foot soldiers in the war against drugs

Examples of foot soldier in a Sentence

  1. foot soldiers in the war against drugs

  2. he's been a foot soldier for several environmental organizations over the years

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First Known Use of foot soldier

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foot soldier

noun

Definition of foot soldier for English Language Learners

  • : a soldier who marches and fights on foot

  • : a person who does active and difficult work for an organization or cause


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