gentleman-ranker

noun

plural gentlemen-rankers
: 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 26 Nov. 2022.

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