peace corps


: a body of trained personnel sent as volunteers especially to assist underdeveloped nations

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Haggerty officially came out of the closet in 1969, three years after being kicked out of the peace corps for being gay. Niko Stratis, SPIN, 16 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peace corps was in 1960

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“Peace corps.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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