grognard

noun
gro·​gnard | \(ˌ)grō¦nyär\
plural -s

Definition of grognard 

1 : an old soldier

2 often capitalized : a soldier of the original imperial guard that was created by Napoleon I in 1804 and that made the final French charge at Waterloo

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History and Etymology for grognard

French, from grogner to grunt, grumble (from Old French gronir, grogner, from Latin grunnire to grunt) + -ard

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