peace corps

noun

Definition of peace corps

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

First Known Use of peace corps

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Peace corps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peace%20corps. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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