gentleman-ranker

noun
plural gentlemen-rankers

Definition of gentleman-ranker

: a gentleman serving in the British army as an enlisted man the gentleman-ranker that Kipling met from time to time in India … was in many cases an ex-officer who had been removed from his regiment— C. S. Jarvis

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“Gentleman-ranker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gentleman-ranker. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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