reservist

noun

re·​serv·​ist ri-ˈzər-vist How to pronounce reservist (audio)
: a member of a military reserve

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At the state Department of Veteran Affairs, Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi, a veteran and Army reservist, said Connecticut has made significant strides in the last decade to help smooth veteran transition to civilian employment. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 14 Nov. 2022 The video continues on to show soldiers undergoing military exercises and a shot of Putin examining a line of soldiers while speaking with a reservist. Haley Chi-sing | Fox News, Fox News, 24 Oct. 2022 At best, the referenda may offer a pretext to a wider Russian mobilization and the case that the war is now being fought on Russian territory -- thus justifying the new reservist push and their inevitable sacrifice. James Nixey, CNN, 23 Sep. 2022 Then Zapata, an Army reservist and science fiction enthusiast, became an accidental genealogist on TikTok. NBC news, 15 Sep. 2022 The Coast Guard works closely with the Army and Navy, helps with counterintelligence and serves as the country's maritime border patrol, said O'Grady, an Army reservist and lieutenant colonel judge advocate. CBS News, 28 July 2022 The Coast Guard works closely with the Army and Navy, helps with counterintelligence and serves as the country’s maritime border patrol, said O’Grady, an Army reservist and lieutenant colonel judge advocate. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher And Brian Melley, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 He was called up as a reservist during the Arab-Israeli war of 1967, again as a paratrooper. Joseph Berger, BostonGlobe.com, 14 June 2022 Two years later, after earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice from CWRU, McRae-Bergeron was appointed, as a reservist, as the chief of medical operations for the Pacific Air Command. Julie Washington, cleveland, 2 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reservist was in 1876

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“Reservist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reservist. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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reservist

noun

re·​serv·​ist ri-ˈzər-vəst How to pronounce reservist (audio)
: a member of a military reserve

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