legionnaire

noun
le·​gion·​naire | \ ˌlē-jə-ˈner How to pronounce legionnaire (audio) \

Definition of legionnaire

: a member of a legion

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the legionnaires are well respected for their fighting prowess
Recent Examples on the Web But surrender is not a part of a legionnaire’s mentality. New York Times, "‘Beau Travail’ Finds the Rhythm of Life (and Dances Away the Pain)," 28 Sep. 2020 Such was the case for innumerable female veterans denied full legionnaire status and shuffled to auxiliary posts. Jasper Craven, The New Republic, "The Exclusionary White Men of the American Legion," 28 Aug. 2020 That same year, 35-year-old legionnaire Linsday Church was elected commander of her Seattle post. Jasper Craven, The New Republic, "The Exclusionary White Men of the American Legion," 28 Aug. 2020 In the early 1980s health officials were declaring an epidemic of an illness that claimed more victims than toxic shock and legionnaire's disease combined, but which was a mystery to most of the country. CBS News, "All her sons: Ruth Coker Burks, the "Cemetery Angel"," 28 June 2020 In the early 1980s health officials were declaring an epidemic of an illness that claimed more victims than toxic shock and legionnaire's disease combined, but which was a mystery to most of the country. CBS News, "All her sons: Ruth Coker Burks, the "Cemetery Angel"," 28 June 2020 In the early 1980s health officials were declaring an epidemic of an illness that claimed more victims than toxic shock and legionnaire's disease combined, but which was a mystery to most of the country. CBS News, "All her sons: Ruth Coker Burks, the "Cemetery Angel"," 28 June 2020 In the early 1980s health officials were declaring an epidemic of an illness that claimed more victims than toxic shock and legionnaire's disease combined, but which was a mystery to most of the country. CBS News, "All her sons: Ruth Coker Burks, the "Cemetery Angel"," 28 June 2020 In the early 1980s health officials were declaring an epidemic of an illness that claimed more victims than toxic shock and legionnaire's disease combined, but which was a mystery to most of the country. CBS News, "All her sons: Ruth Coker Burks, the "Cemetery Angel"," 28 June 2020

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First Known Use of legionnaire

1595, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for legionnaire

French légionnaire, from Latin legionarius

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The first known use of legionnaire was in 1595

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“Legionnaire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legionnaire. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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legionnaire

noun

English Language Learners Definition of legionnaire

: a member of a legion (such as the French Foreign Legion, the Royal British Legion, or the American Legion)

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