gyrene

noun
gy·​rene | \ jī-ˈrēn How to pronounce gyrene (audio) \

Definition of gyrene

slang
: a U.S. marine

First Known Use of gyrene

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gyrene

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“Gyrene.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gyrene. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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