mi·​li·​tia·​man | \ mə-ˈli-shə-mən How to pronounce militiaman (audio) \

Definition of militiaman

: a member of a militia

Examples of militiaman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The United States on Friday complied with a federal court order and released a former Afghan militiaman from detention in Guantánamo Bay, in a case that reflects the changing political realities of Afghanistan. Carol Rosenberg,, 24 June 2022 Fan-favorite militiaman ghost Captain Isaac Higgintoot (Brandon Scott Jones) finally expressed his feelings for his one-time Revolutionary War rival Lt. Col. Nigel Chessum (John Hartman). Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2022 The United States would become a meaner, harsher, crueler place to live, all without a single militiaman having to storm the Capitol. Timothy Shenk, The New Republic, 12 Apr. 2022 Two couples hoping to escape to Canada, a stranger who inadvertently complicates matters, and an Afghan war vet turned right-wing militiaman kept prisoner in a nearby barn. Joe Leydon, Variety, 8 Oct. 2021 Photographs from a bridge across the Tigris River in Baghdad show the militiaman’s supporters hugging and kissing him after his release. Washington Post, 9 June 2021 That attack killed one militiaman, and the fighting is raising fears about a possible retaliatory back-and-forth similar to the one that resulted in the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 3 Mar. 2021 The dusty construction guy made common cause with the lawyer licking his paws and the bearded militiaman with a maggot in his brainstem. James Parker, The Atlantic, 20 Jan. 2021 Ammon Bundy, the cowboy hat-wearing militiaman who was arrested Tuesday at the Idaho State Capitol for trespassing, has been released on bail. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, 26 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of militiaman

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Militiaman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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