reservist

noun
re·​serv·​ist | \ ri-ˈzər-vist How to pronounce reservist (audio) \

Definition of reservist

: a member of a military reserve

Examples of reservist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, Grossman—at the time an Army reservist—was called up, less than a month after the birth of Jonathan, and spent five weeks on active duty. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Chesley, 20, an army reservist, graduated from Lake Clifton High school and also enrolled at Morgan State University while also joining the U.S. Army. Phillip Jackson, baltimoresun.com, 13 Aug. 2021 When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, Grossman—at the time an Army reservist—was called up, less than a month after the birth of Jonathan, and spent five weeks on active duty. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 His own son Beau served as a reservist in the country before his death from brain cancer in 2015. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 26 July 2021 When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, Grossman—at the time an Army reservist—was called up, less than a month after the birth of Jonathan, and spent five weeks on active duty. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 5 Aug. 2021 Both parties are targeting voters such as Jay Jackson, a retired career Air Force officer who is now a reservist in the Omaha suburbs. BostonGlobe.com, 11 July 2021 Both parties are targeting voters like Jay Jackson, a retired career Air Force officer who is now a reservist in the Omaha suburbs. New York Times, 10 July 2021 In addition to being well-versed in the art of monetizing her personal brand, Fadeev is a reservist in the Israel Defense Forces, and much of her page is devoted to pro-Israeli military content. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of reservist

1876, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2021

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“Reservist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reservist. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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reservist

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English Language Learners Definition of reservist

: a member of a military reserve

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