petty officer

noun

Definition of petty officer

:a subordinate officer in the navy or coast guard appointed from among the enlisted men — compare noncommissioned officer

First Known Use of petty officer

1744


PETTY OFFICER Defined for English Language Learners

petty officer

noun

Definition of petty officer for English Language Learners

  • : an officer with a low rank in the Navy or U.S. Coast Guard


PETTY OFFICER Defined for Kids

petty officer

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Definition of petty officer for Students

:an officer in the navy or coast guard appointed from among the enlisted people

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