service member

variants: or less commonly servicemember \ ˈsər-​vəs-​ˌmem-​bər How to pronounce servicemember (audio) \
plural service members also servicemembers

Definition of service member

: a person who is a member of the armed forces Once Federal Judge Martin Barash administered the oath of allegiance and spoke about their new responsibilities and privileges, he singled out each service member by name (the only new citizens offered this recognition), and the crowd responded with standing ovations.Smithsonian For three-quarters of a century, East Helena has proudly honored servicemembers with a monument in the heart of town. And now community leaders are looking for names of area veterans as they rebuild the monument with a new design.— Tom Kuglin

First Known Use of service member

1955, in the meaning defined above

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